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  1/9/2013, Tevet 27, 5773

Former Army Head Not Anxious for Draft

Knesset Minister Moshe Ya'alon expressed skepticism regarding the drafting of full time yeshiva students and Israelis of Arabic heritage who were previously exempt from the armed forces. In a statement on Wednesday, he warned of fomenting "Draconian legislation, incitement and hatred." Ya'alon suggested creating special tracks for minorities in the army. Ya'alon is a former Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces.