There must be secular society and opposition party representatives on the committee to compose an alternative to the "Tal Law," Meretz MK Nitzan Horowitz wrote in a letter to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Tuesday.
Horowitz asked Netanyahu to allow him to join the committee and present his proposal to replace the law that allowed yeshiva students to indefinitely defer military service, which will no longer be valid on July 30.
"Equality in the burden of service is an extremely important public issue," the Meretz MK explained. "In this spirit, I proposed a civilian service bill, which is balanced, equal and the most comprehensive of all the legislation on this topic that were submitted to the Knesset."
According to Horowitz, this matter cannot we dealt with "in the gates of one political camp," and the opposition must be represented, as well.