Daily Israel Report
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  3/10/2014, Adar Bet 8, 5774

Peres to Lapid: 'Go Easy' on Hareidi Draftees


While it was important to ensure that all Israelis served the country, Peres said that the process of bringing hareidi youth into the IDF must be done in a manner that does not alienate them.

One thing Lapid could do to make things easier, Peres said, was to stop using the term “criminal” in relation to those who did not serve. “I met with many members of the community who are very hurt at the prospect that they will be regarded as 'criminals' if they do not serve,” Peres.