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  Shvat 23, 5780 , 18/02/20

Committee to recommend: Cancel the induction-exemption age

The committee examining the falsification of haredi-religious recruitment data is expected to recommend that the Israel Defense Forces and the state rethink their haredi induction strategy and gradually lower the age of exemption until its absolute cancellation, according to Haaretz.

According to the committee, lowering or eliminating the exemption age will accelerate students' exit into the labor market. Yeshiva students are currently exempted from military service until the age of 24 if they stay in a yeshiva or collel. Some remain in educational institutions to avoid military or civilian volunteer service.

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