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  1/27/2013, Shevat 16, 5773

Hareidi MK: The Army Does Not Need Us


The IDF does not need or want hareidi-religious recruits, MK Meir Porush of the hareidi Yahadut Hatorah party said Sunday, speaking to Reshet Bet. Porush accused the Yesh Atid party of seeking to recruit hareidi men solely to harm the hareidi community, and not to bring about equality between various sectors of society.

Yesh Atid and Kadima have both advanced the agenda of hareidi recruitment. The parties argue that it is unfair to allow an automatic deferral of service for full-time Torah scholars.