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Liberman Buys Time for Coalition, Hareidim Not Buying Idea of Service in Jewish Army

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Nahal Hareidi soldiers in the IDF are highly employable when they complete their service.

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Opposition leader Shelly Yachimovich praised the move on her Facebook page as “the end of the shameful, miserable union between it and Netanyahu.”

Former Kadima head Tzipi Livni also supported the move on her own Facebook page, saying “The political partnership that was born in sin has ended – and good that it ended. There are no more fig leaves to cover the moral failure of this government. The people of Israel are better than the government that represents them.”

Though the government is much smaller than previously, it must be taken in context, says Saltan.  “This is the same 66 MK coalition we had before Kadima came in – it’s very small, but it’s very strong,” Saltan said. “We’re going back to the status quo – we had this little bump in the middle where it looks like things could have gone in a different direction, but they blew the chance to get done what they wanted to get done.”

And while [opposition parties] “are congratulating Kadima,” Saltan said, “nobody wants to vote for them anymore.”

Malkah Fleisher

About the Author: Malkah Fleisher is a graduate of Cardozo Law School in New York City. She is an editor/staff writer at JewishPress.com and co-hosts a weekly Israeli FM radio show. Malkah lives with her husband and two children on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.

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  1. Stephen Leavitt says:

    Since the implementation of the Tal law, the number of Chareidim doing national service has doubled every year. Around 7500 18 year old Chareidim are eligible to be drafted each year. While the numbers accumulate by deferrals, in 2011, around 2000-2500 Chareidim did IDF or National Service. That's around 30%. It's an excellent start for such a radical change in a the way the community behaved previously.

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