Gafni: Yeshiva students prefer jail to the draft

03.05.2012                      11.Ijar. 5772                    Tag 26 des Omer; Ta'anit BH"B

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Gafni: Yeshiva students prefer jail to the draft

United Torah Judaism MK says none of the bills proposed as Tal Law alternatives thus far would solve the problem.

Haredim (the ultra-Orthodox) will go to jail rather than get drafted into the army, MK Moshe Gafni of United Torah Judaism told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on Tuesday.
He also claimed that even though Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman “loathe” each other, neither of them really wanted to advance a general election; they were doing so, he said, simply to shorten the amount of time Yair Lapid and Shaul Mofaz would have to get ready for it….