Haredi moderates condemn Yesh Atid petition

Tov, a moderate haredi political movement, has filed a request with the High Court of Justice to be included as a respondent to a petition filed by Yair Lapid and his Yesh Atid party against a government decision allowing the Civilian Service Directorate to enlist 1,300 haredi men into its national service program by August 2013.
The Tov movement, which says it represents members of the haredi community who are disillusioned with the community’s traditional political leadership, heavily criticized the petition as politically motivated and not constructive.
Although it is not running in the upcoming general election, Tov has several representatives on municipal councils around the country, including in Beit Shemesh, Betar Illit and Modi’in Illit, and will field candidates for municipal elections at the end of 2013.
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