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Avigdor Lieberman (R) and Benjamin Netanyahu.

But the law does not set out how the military is to provide for the special needs of tens of thousands of Haredi men (and, ostensibly, women, if its purpose is to institute full equality), nor does it envision the educational process required to bring those recruits up to speed so that their contribution have some tangible value, other than to serve as a political lesson on equality before the law.

Indeed, the new, proposed law fails to envision a situation of mass draft dodging on the part of Haredi recruits, and the resources that would be required to bring them all in.

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In that, the new law mimics the impatience and short-temper of the Beinisch court’s decision to finally kill the Tal Law. The old law worked slowly, perhaps too slowly, but it attempted to stir up evolution, instead of a radical confrontation.

Some material from JTA was used in this article.

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