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  7/4/2012, Tammuz 14, 5772

Ben-Ari Removed from Knesset

MK Michael Ben-Ari (National Union) was removed from Knesset Wednesday for disturbing MK Yochanan Plesner (Kadima) as the latter revealed the findings of a committee on equal distribution of the burden of military service.

Ben-Ari demanded to know if the committee was simply an attempt to save the Kadima party, and why it did not examine the topic of Arab service. The committee focused on attempts to require hareidi men to serve, and did not propose a change to the blanket exemption to national service enjoyed by the Arab community.