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April 5, 2013 1:51 am

Bennett: Integration of Haredim into Workforce More Important Than Universal Draft

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Naftali Bennett. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Times of Israel – Integration of ultra-Orthodox Israelis into the workforce is more important than a universal draft law to mandate the religious community’s enlistment in the military, said Economics and Trade Minister Naftali Bennett on Thursday.

Speaking at a conference in Tel Aviv, Bennett claimed that “the issue of employment opportunities for the ultra-Orthodox community is important and even more necessary than military service.”

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