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Israel: Orthodox enlistment law must pass for 'good of Israel' - Netanyahu01:20

Israel: Orthodox enlistment law must pass for 'good of Israel' - Netanyahu

Israel, Jerusalem
October 14, 2018 at 13:56 GMT +00:00 · Published

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed his support for an enlistment law formalising military service targets for ultra-Orthodox students at the cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on Sunday.

"This law needs to pass. This is my position. This also needs to be the position of the government, for the good of the country, of the ultra-Orthodox public, and for relations between the ultra-Orthodox and the secular," Netanyahu stated.

The Prime Minister called on the Council of Torah Sages "to make the right decision," saying "this law is good for Israel."

The new ruling would set conscription targets for Haredi Jews, starting at 4,000 in 2018 and imposing incremental rises year-on-year. If the targets are not met, financial sanctions would be imposed on ultra-Orthodox study centres.

Netanyahu also sent out a warning to Hamas during the meeting.

"If they do not stop the violent attacks against us, they will be stopped in a different way and it will be painful – very painful," he added.

Video courtesy: Israeli GPO

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed his support for an enlistment law formalising military service targets for ultra-Orthodox students at the cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on Sunday.

"This law needs to pass. This is my position. This also needs to be the position of the government, for the good of the country, of the ultra-Orthodox public, and for relations between the ultra-Orthodox and the secular," Netanyahu stated.

The Prime Minister called on the Council of Torah Sages "to make the right decision," saying "this law is good for Israel."

The new ruling would set conscription targets for Haredi Jews, starting at 4,000 in 2018 and imposing incremental rises year-on-year. If the targets are not met, financial sanctions would be imposed on ultra-Orthodox study centres.

Netanyahu also sent out a warning to Hamas during the meeting.

"If they do not stop the violent attacks against us, they will be stopped in a different way and it will be painful – very painful," he added.

Video courtesy: Israeli GPO

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