Proposed Amendment Would Defer Israeli Military Service, Sanctions for ultra-Orthodox

Faction chairman MK Ofer Shelah said that if the amendment passes, the government 'would no longer have the moral authority to draft people into the people's army and send them to defend the homeland.'

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The Defense Ministry published the text of a proposed amendment on Friday that would extend draft deferrals for ultra-Orthodox yeshiva students for another three years and also postpone implementation of...