Senior IDF officials explain discrepancies in figures provided for ultra-Orthodox enlistment during Knesset committee hearing.
The law defined as ultra-Orthodox any man who from between the ages of 14 and 18 studied for at least two years in an ultra-Orthodox educational institution.
MK Elazar Stern: Why would the ultra-Orthodox volunteer for the IDF at 21 when they could go and study or go to work?
A report by the Israel Democracy Institute has highlighted severe failings in the Civilian Service program which haredi men can join in lieu of army service.
“I’m fed up with listening to Liberman’s threats. I’m not worried if there won’t be a coalition, we’ll go to elections again,” the UTJ MK warned.
The High Court struck down the previous arrangement allowing for blanket military service exemptions for haredi men in September 2017 as discriminatory against the non-haredi Jewish population.
Coalition heads meeting to take place at 1 p.m.
Security cabinet meets on Sunday evening, but does not release any communique on the content of these threats.
Agudat Yisrael Party’s Council of Torah Sages will hold a fateful meeting Sunday night that could decide whether Israel will go to early elections.