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The coalition will develop the new law on conscription that is acceptable to ultra-Orthodox

The heads of the coalition factions took a decision on creation of special Commission which will form a new edition of law on appeal, reports Arik Bender in the newspaper «Maariv a-Shavua».

This decision was taken on 26 September during the meeting of heads of coalition factions. The new text of the bill should replace the one that was cancelled by the decision of the high Court.

The decision of the heads of the factions said that the Commission, which will represent all parties, within the government, will form the bill is acceptable to the coalition.

On 12 September the High court of justice rejected an amendment to the law on universal military service conducted by the religious parties and allow yeshiva students not to enlist in the army.

A lawsuit against the government’s lifting of the law on equal distribution of civil burdens, was filed in the high court by the party «Yesh Atid».

The claim was considered by an expanded panel of nine judges, eight of whom came to the conclusion that the adopted two years ago, the government amendment that allows religious young men to serve in the army, contrary to the principle of equal sharing of responsibilities in society. The high court gave lawmakers a year to adopt a new law.

The ultra-Orthodox demanded the adoption of a new law that will be acceptable to them. Otherwise, they threatened to disrupt the adoption of the law on the Jewish character of the state («hawk of LEOM»), which is being developed these days by a special Commission of the Knesset.

The coalition will develop the new law on conscription that is acceptable to ultra-Orthodox 27.09.2017

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