Israel's Education Minister Rescinds Support for Extending IDF Yeshiva Program

Shai Piron has called the proposal to extend the hesder program, which allows religious soldiers to combine military service with yeshiva study 'inconceivable,' after voicing support for it during election campaign.

Education Minister Shai Piron has reversed his earlier position on extending an Israel Defense Forces program that allows male religious soldiers to combine yeshiva study with military service.