Equalizing the Burden of Military Service Israeli Panel Votes to Excuse 1,800 Elite Yeshiva Students From IDF Service

In first significant step toward equalizing burden of military service, Knesset's Perry Committee submitted its report on IDF reforms; Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon has two years to draft amendments on which yeshiva students will be eligible for exemption.

The Israeli panel tasked with finding a way of equalizing the burden of military service voted Sunday unanimously in favor a clause exempting 1,800 elite yeshiva students.