Poll: 81% of Likudniks against stipends for non-enlistees

March 5, 2012 11:51


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A vast majority of Likud voters support cutting government stipends for yeshiva students that do not enlist in the IDF or perform National Service, according to a Smith Institute poll commissioned by Hiddush, the organization for religious freedom and equality.

The poll found that 68 percent of Israeli Jews support cutting stipends for those not serving, while 81% of Likud voters support such a cut.The Smith Institute surveyed 500 adult Israeli Jews for the poll and the findings were scheduled to be presented Monday before the team led by Kadima MK Yochanan Plessner commissioned by the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee to find an alternative to the Tal Law.

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