IDF: 19% of potential recruits seek exemption on religious grounds

Brigadier-General Amir Bogovsky of the IDF's Human Resources Directorate said Tuesday during a meeting of the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee that 19% of recruit applicants seek exemption for being yeshiva students.


During a debate on the Tal Law regarding the recruit of yeshiva students, committee chairman Knesset Member Yohanan Plesner (Kadima) said that within 10 years a quarter of applicants would be exempt. Justice Zvi Tal stated, "It is not the Tal Law that has failed, but the government in implementing it." (Ronen Medzini)



פרסום ראשון: 11.17.09, 11:09