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January 22, 2014 8:30 am

Ya’alon Warns Against Punishing Charedi Draft Dodgers

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Israel's Defense Minister Moshe "Bogie" Ya'alon. Photo: Reuven Kapuscinski.

Ynet – Hundreds of commanders, soldiers, and alumni of the Netzah Yehuda Battalion – a haredi unit in the IDF‘s Kfir Brigade – convened Tuesday night for a ceremony marking the fifteenth anniversary of the unit’s inception.

As discussions continue in a Knesset committee over a new draft law that aims to enlist more haredi men to the military, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon delivered a speech at the event warning against punishing young haredi men who do not enlist in the army.

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