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    • Northern
    • 27.05.13 | 00:54 (IDT)

    This is unacceptable. Why should we exempt 1800 people a year? Why give all of these quotas to the religious? Why not divide it among athletes, artists, scientists? And then the postponement issue! Why let them postpone their studies until the age of 21? What about everybody else? I have a friend whose brother is a very bright kid, and so he had his own startup at 16! It was going well, but then when he hit 18, he was drafted and had to sell it, because you can't own a company while in the army. No exceptions, non whatsoever. No postponement, no mercy, no discretion. This could be his successful startup. It could easily have been the next facebook, or something similar to that. But no, no exceptions for secular people. You're 18, you have to serve, and no you can't own a company while serving in the army. Couldn't even waive this rule for him. Yet at the same time, 1800 people are going to get exemptions every year just because they study in a Yeshiva, and other Yeshiva students are going to be able to postpone their service for a few years. Unacceptable! This government had an amazing, once in a lifetime opportunity to fix this nagging, painful wrong that has been going on for decades, and yet it blew it. It completely missed out on it. Don't buy it. It has nothing to do with equal share of the burden. It's a very watered down law, just to present something to the public so that we'll get off their backs. Disgraceful!

    from the article: Israeli panel votes to excuse 1,800 elite yeshiva students from IDF service
    First published 22:05 26.05.13 | Last updated 21:37 26.05.13
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