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Barak: 50% haredim to IDF, rest to national service

Minister of Defense Ehud Barak told the Keshev Committee to replace the Tal Law on Thursday the IDF and security services could make use of 50 percent of the annual intake of haredi men of military age, and that the remaining potential recruits should go to civilian service programs.

Speaking to the committee tasked with drawing up a proposal for recruiting ultra-Orthodox men into national service, Barak said the new law was crucial to several aspects of Israeli society.

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