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  2/19/2014, Adar 19, 5774

Jewish Home MK Against Criminalizing Draft Deferments

Member of Knesset Moti Yogev (Jewish Home) spoke out against criminal sanctions for yeshiva students who refuse to sign up for the draft. MK Yogev, a retired IDF colonel, said it wasn't fair to single out a certain demographic group. He added that trying to encourage yeshiva students to join the army by force would backfire. MK Yogev made the comment to Arutz Sheva news late Wednesday evening during a meeting of the Special Committee for the Equal Sharing of the Burden Bill.