Keshev c’tee hears proposals for draft dodger issue

01.06.2012                      11.Siwan. 5772


Keshev c'tee hears proposals for draft dodger issue

Religious freedom NGO calls for obligatory service for all citizens, with financial sanctions for yeshiva students who refuse to serve.

The Keshev Committee, tasked with replacing the “Tal Law”, heard several different proposals on Thursday for solutions to the problem of the low rate of haredi enlistment in national service programs.
Shahar Ilan, the deputy director of the religious freedom lobbying group Hiddush, said that financial sanctions should be leveled at ultra-Orthodox men who refuse to serve by excluding them from receiving stipends and other benefits currently allocated to them….