Legislative C'tee rejects celebrity draft-dodger bill

By JPOST.COM STAFF
February 20, 2011 15:47

 
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The Ministerial Legislative Committee on Sunday rejected a new bill that would prohibit public funding of artists who evaded military or national service.

The private member’s bill, sponsored by MK Moshe Matalon (Yisrael Beiteinu) was opposed by all member of the committee.

The bill proposed that the culture and sports minister would have the authority to pull public funding from performances of artists who evaded their military service, unless convinced of the performance’s merit by the sponsoring body.

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