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  5/7/2012, Iyar 15, 5772

Yishai: 1000s of Hareidim Are Interested in IDF Service

Chairman Eli Yishai of the Sephardic hareidi-religious party said, Monday, "There are thousands of hareidim who are interested in serving but the army is not ready to induct them," according to Chadashot 24.

Speaking during a visit to the "Suckers Tent" raised by reservists, he called on people "to remove the mask of hypocrisy" from the subject. Regarding private bills, such as the one approved, Monday, by the Ministerial Committee on Legislation, the interior minister called them "populist proposals".