State Calls Upon Supreme Court to Delay Drafting Chareidim


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In its response to a petition to the Supreme Court demanding the state stop procrastinating and immediately draft chareidim of eligible draft age and status into the IDF, the state is seeking another delay. The state on Monday submitted its response ahead of a hearing set for Thursday, Rosh Chodesh Kislev.

In actuality, the state calls upon the High Court in its response to reject to the petition based on the simple fact the IDF is not ready to induct thousands of chareidim.

The state adds that following the High Court ruling abolishing the Tal Law in August 2012 Defense Minister Ehud Barak gave the order to begin preparing to draft chareidim and the military will be prepared to do so in May 2013. The state is seeking a postponement until that date.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)


  1. If your goal is keeping the army efficent and ready to fight, the government is right. Conscripting unwilling, angry and disloyal people is not the way to produce an army that can defend the country in warime.

    If your goal is trying to destroy the Torah community, at any price, the Israeli Supreme Court is right. Secular Israeli believe if they make the right concessions, they can get peace with the Arabs, therefore why not concentrate on what they perceive as the real enemy, which from their perspective, is us.