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  1/27/2012, Shevat 3, 5772

Meir Dagan Signs Petition to Repeal Tal Law


Former director Meir Dagan of the Mossad intelligence agency visited, Friday morning, the tent set up at Tel Aviv's Arlozoroff railroad station to protest the government's proposed five-year extension of the Tal Law, which grants draft-age yeshiva students a deferment from military service in an attempt to encourage them to enter the job market.

Dagan signed a petition calling for cancellation of the law and enactment of a law calling for service by everyone. He told activists in the tent that he "identifies with and supports the important struggle."