Liberman: Tal Law can´t be extended one hour (JERUSALEM POST) By LAHAV HARKOV 02/27/12)
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The Tal Law cannot be extended by even one hour, and any attempt to
ignore the issue is a mistake, Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman said
at a press conference in the Knesset on Monday.
According to Liberman, there are enough positions in the IDF or in
national service, so that everyone can contribute.
Anyone who does not serve their country should not be eligible for
any stipends or scholarships from the state, he added.
“In my opinion, there is a greater understanding among the haredi
(ultra-Orthodox) and Arab publics [of the need to serve] than among
their leaders, who are trying to take advantage of the topic for
other reasons,” Liberman said.
The foreign minister also explained that some of the top Torah
scholars can receive postponements or exemptions from army service,
like professional athletes or artists, but no more than 1000 should
receive this privilege.
Liberman reiterated that Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice
Committee chairman David Rotem (Israel Beiteinu) is working on
drafting alternative legislation to the Tal Law. (© 1995-2011, The
Jerusalem Post 02/27/12)
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