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  6/11/2013, Tammuz 3, 5773

Tense Meeting with Bennett on National Service Recruits


A politically charged meeting took place Tuesday with Minister of Economics Naftali Bennett (Jewish Home Party) on the issue of drafting yeshiva students to Sherut Leumi (national service). The meeting took place at the Yad Sarah medical aid organization in Jerusalem. Minister Bennett promised that he would work to ensure that mandatory army duty or national service duty would not infringe upon Torah study and a Torah way of life. A large number of participants posed questions expressing protest and frustration.