Today, Israel awakens to a new reality, one without a Tal Law and for the chareidi tzibur, this is significant even while most are truly unaware of the situation as avreichim are busy with their bein hazmanim realities.
As of today, the IDF will begin sending draft notices to eligible inductees since there is no longer a law that permits them to defer military service. Recipients will be summoned for the interview process, medical exams, psychological profiling as is the case with non-chareidim called for military service.
Experts predict it will take about a month to really evaluate just which direction the Defense Ministry is taking but it is clear that the law compels the military to send draft notices to eligible inductees as is the case with other sectors of the nation.
The Movement for Quality Government has already filed a petition seeking to have the court compel the IDF to send draft notices to the chareidim in line with the law.
The IDF is in the process of determining how many chareidim it needs and based on this evaluation, the eligible inductees will be called up to begin the screening process towards entering the military.
Defense Minister Ehud Barak has already signaled the Defense Ministry will act in compliance with the nation’s draft law http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/article.php?p=135948 which simply states for avreichim, those who are 18 and older, draft notices may be in the mail.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)