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  5/31/2013, Sivan 22, 5773

MK Stern: Perry C'tee's Decisions May Reverse Process

Member of Knesset Elazar Stern (Hatenu'ah) expressed concern, Friday, that decisions of the Perry Committee on increased hareidi-religious national service might result in the opposite of the intended effect and distance the hareidim from enlisting.

Interviewed by Kol Yisrael government radio, the former head of the Israel Defense Forces' Personnel Branch said it would be better to spread the process out over a longer period of time, during which the integration of hareidim into Israeli society should be advanced.