Gov't approves reform to increase haredi IDF enlistment

January 9, 2011 13:12

The government on Sunday approved Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's plan to increase enlistment of haredim into the IDF and National Service.

The reform followed the recommendation of Chief of General Staff Gabi Ashkenazi to double the number of haredim in the IDF within four years. According to the draft resolution, the IDF will recruit 2,400 haredim under the Tal Law in 2011. Half of the draftees would be recruited to the army and the second half to National Service.

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