News Brief 7/31/2012, Av 12, 5772
‘Equal Service’ Groups: We’re Used to Barak’s Promises
The Equal Burden of Service protest organization was unimpressed Tuesday by Defense Minister Ehud Barak’s declaration that he intends to enlist hareidi men. “Barak’s decision to ‘prepare the IDF for the draft’ sounds positive, but those who serve have 15 years of experience with Barak’s promises,” protest leaders said.
“If this process really leads to full hareidi military or civilian service, we will welcome it,” they said. However, they added, a protest planned for Saturday will be held as scheduled “out of a feeling that we are sick of broken promises.”