Proposed amendment would delay haredi conscription another three years

November 3, 2015 01:28


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The coalition has reportedly reached an agreement for the terms of an amendment to the law for haredi conscription, which will postpone full implementation of that law until 2020.

The law, as it was passed in the 19th Knesset, stipulated that increasing numbers of full-time ultra-Orthodox students would be required to enlist every year until 2017, when all such students would be required to serve, aside from 1,800 exceptional students who would be given an exemption.

Under the terms of the amendment drawn up by the Ministry of Defense and in coordination with senior haredi (ultra-Orthodox) MKs, the 2017 date will now be pushed to 2020, according to the Behadrey Haredim news site.

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