News Brief 2/9/2013, Shevat 29, 5773
MK Ariel: Draft Evaders won't Face Criminal Charges
MK Uri Ariel, the head of Bayit Yehudi's coalition negotiations team, said in an interview published Friday that the hareidi leadership is sowing unnecessary panic regarding the plans to enlist hareidi men to the military and national service.
Hareidi leaders have warned that forcibly enlisting yeshiva students
Ariel told hareidi newspaper Hamevaser that Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid – Bayit Yehudi's prospective partner in the coalition, which insists on toughening up laws regarding hareidi enlistment – is not against allowing Torah students to be exempted from service.