Following pressure from charedi parties, Defense Minisrry waives ban on overseas flights for charedim avoiding IDF service.
Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman decided to relax regulations requiring those possessing exemptions from military service to receive special permission to travel overseas in order to enable yeshiva bochurim to visit Uman for the high holidays.
Under Israeli law, yeshiva bochurim who do not serve in the IDF are forbidden from flying overseas until they are 27 without obtaining approval first from the Defense Ministry. These regulations put a burden on charedim who wished to spend the Rosh Hashana holiday in Uman.
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