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  2/19/2014, Adar 19, 5774

Equal Burden Committee Meets Without Hareidim

The Special Committee for the Equal Sharing of the Burden Bill began a late evening discussion on imposing criminal sanctions against conscientious objectors. The committee was specifically formed with male yeshiva students in mind, who previously could apply for exemptions under the Tal Law. Hareidi Members of Knesset and representatives of the yeshiva community are reportedly to not be attending the meeting at this time. The meeting was postponed multiple times on Wednesday.