IDF Says it Can Draft 4,800 Charedim Per Year, Attorney-General Wants More

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — In a closed meeting of the Knessets’ Foreign Affairs and Defense subcommittee, deputy chief of staff Ge. Amir Baram presented the IDF’s view on charedi draft, stating that the most the army could draft would be 4,800 charedim in the coming year, and a similar number in the following year.

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Deputy attorney-general Gil Lemon said that the IDF’s approach contradicts the court’s ruling, which requires gradual raising of the  charedi draft numbers until it reaches a similar level of conscription to the general populace.

Baram responded that the IDF is committed to fulfilling the court’s requirements and presented the steps the IDF is taking to meet the demands, including maintaining a charedi lifestyle within the IDF.

The court’s ruling did not state numbers of IDF inductees but stressed that the IDF must create a framework “in accordance with the principles of equality.”

Last week a large meeting was held, chaired by the Attorney General, discussing the interpretation of the Supreme Court ruling that mandates the conscription of haredi yeshiva students.

Several opinions were presented at the meeting, and eventually, the Attorney General formulated a mediating opinion between the two sides.

The IDF wanted to draft the haredim through consent, marketing, and public engagement, aiming to reach 4,800 recruits this year.

Deputy Attorney-General Gil Lemon and the head of Supreme Court petitions in the State Attorney’s Office believed that the IDF’s stance contradicts the court ruling, as it is not equitable considering the raising of the exemption age and the extension of mandatory service for other sectors.

Baharav-Miara decided that the August draft cycle will be the test for charedi conscription. In her view, it is possible to allow the conscription of charedim in the next cycle through marketing and explanations, in line with the IDF’s stance. However, if the IDF does not meet the proportional part of the annual target, it will be required to issue forced conscription orders to young haredim in the next draft cycle.


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Doc
Doc
8 days ago

Who the dickinsons is this stupid stupid hatefully Att General? This is another reason why the Judicial reform is absolutely needed there!!!

abba
abba
8 days ago

Foolish Israelis.

Focus on the war and left the yeshiva boys alone.

Educated Archy
Educated Archy
8 days ago

If anyone thinks that anyone in that pic above with the chasdisha hats will fight ever, I have a bridge to sell you. Neither money nor jail time nor marketing will get you anywhere. And good luck jailing them. You also can’t train them since the mindset and physical aspect is so different. I hope you are ready to build mikvas, have ten different shectias bec nobody eats each other food, separate the genders at all times and put up with 100,000 other things. This whole talk ludciorous and naïve. i think at this point some charedim already realzie why fight the system lets just dare them to try and they will see what a failure their idea is