Sanctions or Machinations? Reading Between the Lines of Israel's Move to Criminalize Haredi Draft Dodgers

The draft law aimed at getting ultra-Orthodox men to serve in the IDF looks like a safety net affording protection from sanctions. They will only come into play in 2017, if at all.

When a Knesset Committee on military draft reform votes to make it a crime for ultra-Orthodox Jews to refuse to serve in the Israel Defense Forces, do they really mean it?