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  2/26/2013, Adar 16, 5773

Report: Likud and Habayit Hayehudi Agree on Draft Age


It appears that Likud-Beyteinu, Habayit Hayehudi (Jewish Home-New National Religious Party) and Yesh Atid will soon agree to 21 as the maximum age for deferral from military service, according to a Tuesday-morning report by Ma'ariv/nrg.

The age is believed to be central in the issue of increased hareidi-religious inductions, also known as equal burden of service. Negotiating teams from Likud-Beyteinu and Habayit Hayehudi arrived at the number following intense negotiations, in which Habayit Hayehudi presented Yesh Atid's stance. It represents a compromise between Yesh Atid's target of 18-years-old and the Likud-Beyteinu proposal of 24.