Report: Liberman Helped Hundreds Of Charedim Obtain Military Exemptions


An exposé published Monday indicates that Avigdor Lieberman was serving as defense minister between 2016 and 2018, Liberman’s office generously granted exemptions from military service to many charedi men, primarily those with well-connected relatives.

Hundreds of young men, including sons of politicians, rabbis and other prominent figures, obtained the exemptions after charedi lawmakers contacted Liberman’s office, the Haaretz daily reported Monday in a lengthy piece, citing sources familiar with the events.

Liberman’s office denied the claims, which come a month before national elections and could dent his credentials as a secularist hero battling for equal sharing of the burden of military service between the various Israeli communities.

Read more at Times of Israel.




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