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  3/6/2014, Adar Bet 4, 5774

Letter to Netanyahu: No Criminal Sanctions


A group of more than 30 researchers, journalists, public officials and community activists have signed a letter calling on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and the other members of the coalition to cancel the criminal sanctions on hareidi yeshiva students who evade army service.

The signatories warn in the letter that "the initiative will not achieve equality of burden, but would rather keep it away and will stop integration of hareidim.”

Signatories include vice president of the Israel Democracy Institute Yedidia Stern, Prof. Menachem Friedman of the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Prof. Aviad Hacohen of the Shaarei Mishpat College, former Shin Bet chief and former MK Major General (res.) Ami Ayalon, writers Dov Elbaum and Avirama Golan and journalists Amnon Levy and Shahar Ilan.