Also Monday, Shas leader Eli Yishai met with Camp Sucker protesters in
their tent outside the Prime Minister’s Office Monday afternoon to
discuss the options for replacing the Tal Law.
Asked why, as someone who served in the army and someone whose children
have served, Yishai does not support a law requiring service for all,
the Interior Minister said that he is in favor of drafting any haredi
man not studying in yeshiva.
But Yishai evaded direct questions put to him by Boaz Nul, one of the
leaders of the IDF draft reform protest, as to why he does not support
legislation which would mandate obligatory IDF or national service for
He also repeated a claim he has made several times, stating that there
are “thousands” of haredim who are waiting to enlist into the army
programs designed for ultra-Orthodox men but who have yet to be drafted.
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