The 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.