Haredi Draft-dodgers to Face Criminal Charges, if Cabinet Agrees, Says PM

Law on Israeli army conscription to take effect as of 2017, but there will be a six-month grace period in which government can re-examine the step.

Ultra-Orthodox Israelis who dodge the draft will face criminal prosecution, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decreed on Wednesday morning - if the cabinet and Knesset agree to that, after another half-year of deliberation.