Friday April 18, 2014
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18.04.2014
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Ya'alon conscription bill has 'service for all' as a distant goal

The vice prime minister presents cabinet with proposal to have 6,000 haredim and similar number of Arabs serve in the military or national service each year starting in 2016 • Bill lowers deferment age for haredim down to 26 and introduces financial incentives to yeshivot, but Israel Defense Forces still unlikely to want older, married haredim.

Shlomo Cesana

Ultra-Orthodox men alongside Israeli soldiers at the Western Wall. "Service for all," has become a hot-button issue as of late.
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Photo credit: Reuters
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