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News Brief

  5/17/2013, Sivan 8, 5773

Perry: Hareidim Will be Required to do National Service


Science Minister Ya'akov Perry, who chairs the ministerial committee developing regulations for members of the hareidi-religious community to do national service, said, Friday, "The law that is taking shape in the committee is part of reform in enlistment which is committed to reality." Interviewed by Israel Defense Forces Radio, he added, "The hareidi community will be given the responsibility of entering national service, military and civilian, and to go out into the labor force."

Perry stressed, "The value of Torah study will be preserved."