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High Court President Dorit Beinisch Retires

6 Adar 5772 – February 28, 2012
The 9th president of the Supreme Court of Israel, Beinisch presided over an active term, in which she wrote landmark decisions like the 2005 ruling against the IDF’s use of “human shields,” the 2007 ruling that Israel's separation fence route must be modified, and the 2009 ruling declaring private prisons unconstitutional. But the most memorable ruling of her legacy may be her penultimate one – the High Court's revocation of the Tal Law.

Livni Stakes Political Future on Yeshiva Students’ IDF Service

3 Adar 5772 – February 26, 2012
The first Israeli pol to be taking a ride on the back of the Supreme Court's decision to kill the Tal Law is stating her motivation bluntly: "I'm sick and tired of hearing that it's impossible to implement the law, because the Haredim or the Arabs don't want to join." Being sick and tired can be a recipe for political success in Israel – provided you don't face a field of multiple opponents who are all equally disgruntled.

Knesset Debates Haredi Service After Tal Law Annulled

30 Shevat 5772 – February 22, 2012
The Knesset has quickly assumed a proactive role in filling the void left by the the Israeli High Court's decision to annul the Tal Law. Two bills pertaining to mandatory service were already debated and voted upon today, Opposition chairwoman Tzipi Livni continued to blast the low enlistment rate of the Haredi population, and FM Avigdor Lieberman pledged to propose more legislation on the matter in the future.

Journalist: Secular Fear of Haredim Drove Court’s Rule on Service Deferments

Journalist and radio host Israel Gelis offers the Haredi point of view on the Supreme Court's decision to kill the Tal Law, which served as a moderate avenue for Haredim to join modern Israeli society, while holding on to their unique values.

Israel’s Supreme Court Dismisses Law Absolving Yeshiva Students from Army

29 Shevat 5772 – February 21, 2012
A majority of Israel's Supreme Court judges on Tuesday accepted petitions against the Tal Law, which provides an exemption from military service to yeshiva...

Yair Lapid Laments Possible Tal Law Extension on Facebook

15 Shevat 5772 – February 7, 2012
Lapid: "By the 31st of July . . . behind our backs, as always, they will extend the Tal Law again."

Former Mossad Head Weighs In On Tal law

3 Shevat 5772 – January 27, 2012
Meir Dagan expresses opposition to the law.

Tal Law Will Not be Brought to Cabinet Vote

2 Shevat 5772 – January 26, 2012
PM Netanyahu recently said that the law would be extended another five years.

PM Netanyahu: No Five-Year Extension for Tal Law

24 Tevet 5772 – January 18, 2012
The law sought to increase the numbers of ultra-Orthodox yeshiva students serving in the IDF.

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