Religious MKs to Cooperate against Plesner (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Gil Ronen 06/22/12)
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The religious parties intend to form a common front in opposing the
recommendations of the Plesner Committee, which has been charged with
coming up with a new formula for conscripting hareidim into the
The committee headed by MK Yohanan Plesner (Kadima) was formed after
the High Court under former Court President Dorit Beinisch struck
down the previous formula, the Tal Law, as unconstitutional.
"We are creating a front made up of Shas, United Torah Judaism and
the National Union on this matter," said MK Uri Ariel (NU) in an
interview with Radio Kol Chai´s Noam Zigman. "We, too, have problems
with the Hesder yeshivas: there is intent to cause them harm as well.
We will sit down and try to establish a unified view soon."
Defense Minister Ehud Barak appeared before the committee Thursday
and called for an attempt to reach a wide consensus through
discussions will all parties involved, "and mainly with
representatives of the hareidi sector." (IsraelNationalNews © 2012
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