Likud-Beiteinu Calls For Drafting 70 Percent Of Chareidim Within 5 Years


chareidimThe Head of Netanyahu’s National Economic Council, Prof. Eugene Kandel, has publicly¬†presented the main points of his proposal for distributing the burden of military service more equally. The proposal was submitted last week to Yesh Atid and Habayit Hayehudi by Likud-Yisrael Beiteinu during the latter’s coalition negotiations with the two parties.

The program calls for drafting more than 60 percent of chareidi men up to the age of 24, while offering government incentives to these conscripts and the yeshivas from which they they were drafted. At the same time, the state would deny allowances to chareidi men who falsely claimed to be yeshiva students in order to receive government benefits and avoid army service. Read more here.

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  1. The Chareidi community could set the terms of a favorable agreement if they chose to acknowledge the legitimate grievances of the secular public, and suggest an equitable solution while preserving Torah study.

  2. Was my comment too controversial? I must remind myself that Matzav does not allow questions; a dogmatic acceptance without questions similar to the Catholic Church of the middle ages is the policy of the day.
    Perhaps, Matzav is not so philosophical or lack there of; rather this is what sells the papers.

  3. Forgive me for my outburst of laughing that has overome me. No one knows what will happen in the next second, and he is talking about five years from now? How many have given time limits for the desecration and destruction of Torah and its Am. Aren’t we about to read this Motzoei Shabbos and the following morning about another who too gave us a year. By the way, many years have passed since then, and he is still hanging around (litteraly). Here too, zol zein a grosser profressor, but time belongs to Him, and not to any one else. See you in five years proffresor, or perhaps you too will find somewhere else to hang on to.

  4. funny, in the end all the bashers end up fighting themselves . the same midah they have to attack and talk down to bnei torah ,they end up using it against their fellow bashers. its the irony of above . because its all about theie self interst, ego and power.