Saturday, September 18, 2010

(NEWS) IDF To Draft 30 Percent Of Yeshiva Students By 2015

"Army and the National Economic Council reach new deal on ultra-Orthodox conscription, now set to go before the Supreme Court.

The IDF and the National Economic Council have reached agreement on the future conscription of the ultra-Orthodox into the army.

The plan likely to be brought before the Supreme Court will set a goal of conscripting 30 percent of ultra-Orthodox men in 2015, and 30 percent more will be assigned to alternative, civilian service, which combines work and national service. The court plans on commencing deliberations the validity of the Tal Law, which regulates Haredi conscription, in January."

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