Piron: Equalizing state burden cannot be forced

May 24, 2013 14:52

Education Minister Shai Piron told Israel Radio on Friday that changes to the problem of equalizing the societal burdens cannot be forced. The Yesh Atid Minister said the problem had been neglected for 65 years and the proposals put forward by the Peri Committee were balanced and proportional and would be carried out responsibly. Piron said "We do not hate the haredim and we do not want to fight them." 

The proposed terms for the equalization of burden legislation, devised by a ministerial committee headed by Science, Technology and Space Minister Yaakov Peri of Yesh Atid, would subject a person refusing to serve in the army to imprisonment, as is the law for all Israelis who have not been granted an exemption. 

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