Lapid on haredi draft: Those who don’t fulfill obligations shouldn’t expect benefits

05.02.2014                      05.Adar I.5774


Lapid on haredi draft: Those who don't fulfill obligations shouldn't expect benefits

Yesh Atid chief backs High Court order to cut funds for yeshiva students; Bayit Yehudi's Shaked accuses court of meddling in Knesset affairs; Peri: Coalition in danger if draft-dodgers not criminally penalized.

Finance Minister Yair Lapid (Yesh Atid) welcomed on Wednesday morning the decision by the High Court of Justice to halt the distribution of stipends to thousands of yeshiva students whose enlistment into the IDF has been postponed, saying, "It's a shame that the courts need to remind our government to uphold its own laws"….