Tal Law c'tee member: Striking down Tal Law was extreme

May 22, 2012 15:51

Professor Yedidya Stern, a member of a Knesset committee for replacing the Tal Law, on Tuesday labelled the High Court's ruling striking down the law as "extreme." 

Stern also said that the issue was beyond the jurisdiction of the High Court as it was not a legal question but "a matter of policy," in comments to the Israel Bar Association in Eilat.

The High Court struck down the law earlier this year and set August 1 as the date for the state to replace the law.

Stern said that haredi (ultra-orthodox) society wants to leave the ghetto and escape the pervasive poverty enveloping it, but the community needs to be helped carefully and given "ladders and ropes" to make the change.

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