Haredi draft bill advanced in Knesset

July 3, 2018 01:20
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The Knesset voted 63 to 37 to advance a controversial bill to draft Yeshiva students late Monday evening.

Following the vote, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman praised the "responsibility" of the Knesset and expressed hope that it would soon be passed into law without being amended.United Torah Judaism leader Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman vowed to fight the bill: "Over the course of generations Jews gave up their souls for the Torah."

The debate ensued for three and a half hours past midnight.



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