Jerusalem - Meetings Underway Aimed At Drawing Up Amendment To Haredi Draft
Jerusalem - Reps for United Torah Judaism (UTJ) have confirmed that secret meetings have been taking place over the past six months between UTJ MKs and officials at the Ministry of Defense for the purpose of drawing up an amendment to the previous administration’s conscription law pertaining to Haredis.
ISRAELNATIONALNEWS.com (http://bit.ly/1EA5HXF) reports that officials form both sides have been diligently trying to agree on a “legal formula” that would protect Haredis choosing not to enlist while having enough teeth to sustain any challenge at the Supreme Court level.
The secretive talks were set in motion when the allowance for such an amendment was agreed upon by teams from Likud and UTJ before passing the state budget.
In confirming the meetings, a UTJ official said, “The UTJ party will do all it can in order to allow Torah students to continue studying Torah without interruption.”
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