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        7/31/2012, Av 12, 5772

      Yisrael Beytenu to Barak: Chance to Work for Equality

      Members of the Yisrael Beytenu party told Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Tuesday, that Wednesday's expiration of the Tal Law, which regulated draft deferments for hareidi yeshiva students, gave him the opportunity to order that all citizens reaching the age of 18 be inducted to serve the state.

      The party members wrote that "The historical opportunity has been placed in your hands to act toward equality in the burden [of service] and to cancel the invalid discrimination of the recent years and bring about equality, which constitutes a moral and ethical order."