Yishai: Tal Law will be extended for another year

February 23, 2012 12:44


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Interior Minister and Shas chairman Eli Yishai said on Thursday that the Tal Law which was struck down by the High Court of Justice on Tuesday as unconstitutional, would be extended for another year despite the ruling.

He said that an extra year was needed in order to draft new legislation to address the issue of haredi enlistment in the army.In the Shas weekly Yom LaYom, Yishai added that it was the Finance Ministry that was preventing more haredim from enlisting because of budgetary reasons.

“Two battalions are waiting to be drafted, but the IDF isn’t drafting them because of a lack of funds,” Yishai wrote. “There are hundreds more waiting to enlist in national service programs.”

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