Yisrael Beitenu, Habayit Hayehudi Leave Committee Tasked With Replacing Tal Law

The Plesner Committee is tasked with drafting a replacement for the law, which exempts yeshiva students from from mandatory IDF service.

Military service for ultra-Orthodox men was the focus of the proposals being drawn up by the Plesner Committee, but it was the issue of drafting Israeli Arabs that led to the latest coalition crisis. Yesterday coalition partners Yisrael Beiteinu and Habayit Hayehudi announced their withdrawal from the committee, which is formulating recommendations for civilian and military service for all Israeli citizens.