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    • Ruth Broch
    • 07.05.07 | 20:02 (IDT)

    Another idiotic proposal by Beilin. The mandatory military service law must never be overturned, but the Tal Law should be revised. ALL Israeli citizens must do some form of national service and for the same length of time as all other citizens. If someone is not suited to the military, then he or she must do other national service. It must make no distinctions if the citizen is orthodox, haredi or Arab or a member of any other sect. It is unconscionable that the haredi section does not pull its weight in the most basic way that all the others do - putting their very lives on the line for Am Yisrael. This issue has divided Israeli society for far too long.

    from the article: Beilin proposes bill to overturn mandatory military service law
    First published 00:00 07.05.07 | Last updated 00:00 07.05.07
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