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  Adar 15, 5773 , 25/02/13

Likud, Bayit Yehudi Approach Agreement

The Likud Beytenu and Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) negotiating teams have announced that they are close to an agreement regarding the sensitive topic of “equal burden of service,” Maariv reports. The Bayit Yehudi team has stated that it is negotiating in the name of the Yesh Atid party as well, after Yesh Atid and Bayit Yehudi reached an agreement on the issue of service.

Both parties have called for hareidi-religious men to be required to serve in the IDF and not to be given automatic exemptions for the sake of full-time Torah study as was allowed in the past.

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