Tzipi Livni, head of the newly formed The Movement party, slammed Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday over a government decision to allow 1,300 hareidi men to do civilian national service rather than military duty. “Netanyahu prefers his natural coalition partners over those who share the burden [of military service],” she accused.
“The government’s plan to circumvent the Supreme Court and continue the historic injustice is outrageous and immoral,” she added.
The new decision aims to help fill the gap left by the Tal Law, which previously allowed full-time Torah students to defer military service. The Tal Law was in effect when Livni served as Foreign Minister under then-Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.