While I'm not a hater, and certainly see the validity of their studying, I think the bigger picture is being missed here. The issue of equal burden is more about a welfare system being fixed. Israelis are tired of sending their children to the army to possibly not come back, while the Ultras and Haredim don't serve or work and get free money. The solution should be that if you are old enough to serve in the IDF or work, and choose neither, then you get know free money. If they have a problem with that, they can move here to the US and not suck what little resources Israel has dry.
Obama to meet with Jordan's King Abdullah in White House later this month (Reuters)
from the article: Israeli ultra-Orthodox leader rejects compromise plan to draft Haredim
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