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  4/5/2013, Nisan 25, 5773

Bennett: Employment More Important Than Equal Burden


Economy and Trade Minister Naftali Bennett said on Thursday that ensuring employment for sectors of Israelis who do not enter the workforce is more important than tackling the issue of equal burden in army service, which was one of the hotly debated issues during the recent election campaign.

Speaking at a Manufacturers Association conference in Tel Aviv, Bennett said that in the coming weeks he would be presenting a new program that will see hareidi men and Arab women being integrated into the Israeli workforce.