Yesh Atid petitions High Court on haredi exemption

December 10, 2012 09:39

Yesh Atid filed a petition with the High Court of Justice on Monday to block Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s Sunday decision to exempt 1,300 Haredim from military service in favor of national service.

Yesh Atid party leader Yair Lapid and eight other members on his list for the Knesset personally filed the petition and spoke out on the issue from the courthouse.

Lapid said the government’s decision to release Haredim from military service “was a disgraceful decision made for political reasons and with contempt” for the High Court’s decision nullifying the Tal Law four months ago.

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