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    Haredim to be drafted starting 2013

    Everyone has to pull their weight.

    Following the expiration of the Tal Law, mandatory army service will apply to all 18-year-old Israeli citizens, starting the summer of 2013 and within the next two years, some 14,000 haredi teens are expected to join the draft, Ynet learned Monday.

    Nevertheless, as long as the Knesset does not regulate the issue of enlisting haredim to the IDF, tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox men will be officially exempt from IDF service.

    The IDF started the draft process for haredi men who were born in 1994-1995, 6,670 and 7,800 new soldiers, respectively the State reported, in response to a High Court petition filed by the Movement for Quality Government in Israel.

    According to the State outline's, the IDF will also draft those who will turn 19 in 2013 7,800 new soldiers and will gradually enlist those who will reach the drafting age the following years expectedly some 8,000 new soldiers annually...
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    Re: Haredim to be drafted starting 2013

    sof sof

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    Re: Haredim to be drafted starting 2013

    it will never happen.

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    Re: Haredim to be drafted starting 2013

    Probably right too.

    Anything that can possibly de-program herredi youth, even a little, from their Shteitl existence is a net positive, whether or not it a fair thing to the rest of Israeli society- which is important in it's own right. But the big picture situation is that since they are on the dole, and not forced to socialize with other sectors of society, this is a cancer to the body politic. We are buying the rope to hang ourselves with, just like we've done with the Muslim Arabs.

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    Re: Haredim to be drafted starting 2013

    I'll believe it when I see it.

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    Re: Haredim to be drafted starting 2013

    Nevertheless, as long as the Knesset does not regulate the issue of enlisting haredim to the IDF, tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox men will be officially exempt from IDF service.
    Could someone please clarify this bit for me? Why would tens of thousands of haredim be exempt?

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    Re: Haredim to be drafted starting 2013

    You are right. they are not officially exempt. Officially, they come under the law of compulsory military service.
    However, they are certainly unofficially exempt.

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