Naftali Bennett: Gov't must stop buying time over Tal Law

By JPOST.COM STAFF
December 9, 2012 10:20

Habayit Hayehudi chairman Naftali Bennett said Sunday that the government must stop buying time to find a solution to the issue of equality in the burden.

Bennett's remarks came in response to a government decision to approve the enlistment of 1,300 yeshiva students for national service and officially recognize it as an alternative to serving in the IDF.

The proposal is meant as a compromise with the religious community and an interim solution to offset a deficiency in volunteers following the expiration of the Tal Law four months ago, which allowed haredim to defer their military service.

"There are more and more haredim who want to enlist," Bennett said, calling on the government to produce real solutions via different tracks of service which will allow haredim to do their part in sharing the burden.


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