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  2/23/2013, Adar 13, 5773

Report: Bennett, Lapid Reach Agreement on Hareidi Draft

The chairmen of the Yesh Atid and Habayit Hayehudi (Jewish Home-New National Religious Party) parties have succeeded in bridging gaps between their positions on increasing hareidi-religious induction into the Israel Defense Forces, according to a Saturday-evening report by Channel 10 Television. Under the outline to be presented during coalition negotiations, the limit on exemptions for draft-age yeshiva students will rise from Yesh Atid Chairman Yair Lapid's 400 to a range of 1,500-2,000. Deferrals for hareidim will not go past the age of 21.

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