Strategically when you mix up two separate issues, you may be liable to lose on both sides.
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.
Brachfeld was imprisoned four times by the IDF.
Though many ultra-Orthodox politicians expressed outrage at the original publishing of this new bill, some view the proposal as a double achievement.
The draft plan could be a stepping stone for Gantz to enter politics.
“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.”
The students called on other youth to question and refuse enlistment in the IDF.
Police have employed skunk water and other physical methods to disperse the crowds and have arrested at least 25 men so far.
90 of the 120 men arrested have been released, though smaller-scale demonstrations have continued.
Reuven Hammer makes it clear that Jewish law not only fails to exempt Torah students from serving in a national Jewish army, but clearly makes it mandatory.