Israeli committee backs bid to criminalize Haredi draft-dodgers
Vote comes after Netanyahu crafts proposal; ultra-Orthodox MKs stay away.
The Shaked Committee on military draft reform approved on Wednesday one of the emerging law’s most controversial clauses: the criminalization of Haredi draft refusal. Ultra-Orthodox Knesset members boycotted the vote, and committee member MK Elazar Stern (Hatnuah), along with other ultra-Orthodox MKs, opposed the compromise that was reached.
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