News Briefs

  11/5/2013, Kislev 2, 5774

Hareidi, Secular MKs Threaten 'Culture War'

A Knesset debate on sanctions against hareidi men who do not enlist to the military turned ugly Monday, with MKs from both hareidi and secularist parties threatening each other with a “culture war.” The debate centered on whether punishment for non-enlistment should be financial, or take the form of criminal prosecution. Both options are strongly rejected by the hareidi leadership.