IDF to Establish 3 ultra-Orthodox Battalions Ahead of New Enlistment Law

Military drawing up plans for mass recruitment of ultra-Orthodox men after successor to Tal Law goes into effect.

The Israel Defense Forces is preparing to absorb large numbers of ultra-Orthodox conscripts in anticipation of a new law setting out the terms of Haredi enlistment. The army has withdrawn its years-long opposition to the creation of new separate units, and is proposing the establishment of three new Nahal Haredi battalions that can be integrated into combat forces.