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  1/23/2012, Tevet 28, 5772

MK Plesner: Tal Law Must be Changed

Member of Knesset Yochanan Plesner said, Monday, that the Tal Law, intended to increase hareidi-religious participation in the military and the workplace, must be changed. Speaking at a hearing by the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee regarding hareidi enlistment, The Kadima lawmaker said the status quo harms the principle of everyone doing their fair share.

Plesner, who chaired a team that examined the application of the law, said the next half year represents a one-time opportunity to design a new policy that will bring about what he called "real integration" by hareidim in the military and labor force.