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Intense negotiations are expected between the Simhat Torah holiday on October 1 and the return of the Knesset from its extended summer and holiday recess on October 15.
Yesh Atid, which backed the government enlistment bill, said there was no reason to wait to pass the law, insisting that it not be changed “by even one letter” before going for its final votes.
Strategically when you mix up two separate issues, you may be liable to lose on both sides.
31-year-old Lionel Kalles has been told his Hebrew is too weak to join the army.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
The incitement campaign has been led by the Jerusalem Faction,a group that has virulently and oftentimes violently opposed any haredi conscription to the IDF whatsoever.
By JEREMY SHARON
Anti-Zionist Satmar Hasidic group joins Israeli Orthodox in campaign against Orthodox conscription into the IDF.
By DANIELLE ZIRI
The severe shortfall in the numbers of haredi men enlisting to the civilian service is likely due to the fact that some 30,000 haredi men aged 22 to 26 were given an immediate exemption.
"If they can be the ambassadors in haredi society and say that its worthwhile and that the army is accommodating then this will increase the draft [from the haredi community]."
The announcement was made in honor of World AIDS Day.
Lapid says Netanyahu, Bennett, Ya'alon show they have "no values" by supporting amendment to haredi draft bill.
Rabbinic leader of Jerusalem Faction says amendment would 'restrict and limit the fulfillment of the Torah, God forbid, through targets and similar things and with various blandishments."
Cut makes up gap in manpower to change face of the army.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB,SHANA MEDEL
IDF source: "Our wish is to fulfill the wants of Druse youths, who clearly want to integrate into the wider IDF, and not be in their own battalion,"
By YAAKOV LAPPIN
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