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        1/27/2012, Shevat 3, 5772

      Landau Signs Anti-Tal Law Petition

      Energy and Water Minister Uzi Landau signed, Friday morning, a petition expressing opposition to renewal of the Tal Law, which grants military exemptions to draft-age yeshiva students who seek work.

      The signing took place during a visit by Dr. Landau and fellow Yisrael Beiteinu Knesset member Moshe Matalon to a Tel Aviv tent erected to protest renewal of the law. Landau told those present that their struggle was "natural and important", adding that he would be part of an effort to change the law so that all sectors of society will engage in either military or volunteer service.