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August Induction Orders for Hareidim Could be Cancelled


Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon is considering cancelling thousands of orders to report to the Israel Defense Forces next month, which have been sent to hareidi-religious youth and other yeshiva students, pending disposition of the Perry Committee recommendations to expand hareidi participation in national military and civilian service. It is not clear if legislation generated by the recommendations will pass the Knesset by the end of its summer session. One of the considerations is the many youths who will receive an exemption if the law goes into effect.

In response to many petitions before the Supreme Court on increasing hareidi induction, the state said the government is working for the quickest possible passing of the law. Against the backdrop of the uncertainty of the proposal passing, the state asked that the High Court wait to hear the petitions until the end of the Knesset session.