Yesh Atid MK Ofer Shelah told Army Radio on Thursday that his party plans to ask the High Court of Justice to block the new Netanyahu government’s plan to decriminalize draft-dodging by ultra-Orthodox yeshiva students.
Shelah said that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s deal with United Torah Judaism, whereby religious young men of conscription age who do not enlist for military service would not be subject to criminal charges, would not pass constitutional muster.
The coalition agreement states that the law will be amended so that the defense minister will have the authority to establish enlistment targets from the haredi sector, and that no sanctions will be imposed on any haredi yeshiva student who does not perform military service.
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