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“It is our belief that the direct financing of activities that endorse draft dodging is unacceptable, especially between respectable allies and friends like the United States and Israel.”
Anti-Zionist Satmar Hasidic group joins Israeli Orthodox in campaign against Orthodox conscription into the IDF.
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.
"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]."
By JEREMY SHARON
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
Any university student who did not serve in the IDF or national service and did not receive an exemption from service will have to pay full tuition.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Strategically when you mix up two separate issues, you may be liable to lose on both sides.
By TANI FRANK
There is fear the new conscription bill could set Israel back, as haredim are able to once again postpone service, which has tended to be an indicator of integration into the economy.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
Though many ultra-Orthodox politicians expressed outrage at the original publishing of this new bill, some view the proposal as a double achievement.
By GILAD MALACH
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