Mofaz rejects PM's 'compromise' offer on Tal Law

By YONAH BOB
July 17, 2012 15:11

 
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Kadima party leader Shaul Mofaz on Tuesday rejected, what Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu had characterized as a compromise offer, to resolve the Tal Law crisis.

According to Mofaz, the offer was that fifty percent of haredim between the ages of 18-23 would be drafted by the IDF and another 50% would be drafted into national service between the ages of 23-26.

Mofaz said that the proposal violates the ruling of the High Court on the issue, the principle of equal sharing of the burden of military service, is not proportional and does not meet the ultimate test of effectively resolving the issue.

Mofaz also noted that the proposal also did not include all draftable persons, and therefore, in reality, would merely maintain the unmanageable status quo.

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