Tov, a moderate haredi political movement, has filed a request with the High
Court of Justice to be included as a respondent to a petition filed by Yair
Lapid and his Yesh Atid party against a government decision allowing the
Civilian Service Directorate to enlist 1,300 haredi men into its national
service program by August 2013.
The Tov movement, which says it
represents members of the haredi community who are disillusioned with the
community’s traditional political leadership, heavily criticized the petition as
politically motivated and not constructive.
Although it is not running in
the upcoming general election, Tov has several representatives on municipal
councils around the country, including in Beit Shemesh, Betar Illit and Modi’in
Illit, and will field candidates for municipal elections at the end of
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