There have been months of meetings including many concerned individuals pertaining to the status of bnei yeshivos and IDF service. With the formation of the current coalition government, which includes the Shas and Yahadut Hatorah parties, many of the laws passed by the previous administration have been invalidated. This refers to laws pertaining to IDF service that were not in line with the instructions of Gedolei Yisrael.
After the amended laws were passed, the induction of talmidei yeshivos was delayed. This was due to efforts of the leaders of the chareidi factions. As the Defense Ministry is about to sign off on new regulations, it is reported the Vaad Yeshivos objects, unwilling to accept the proposal.
The Vaad Yeshivos is the body which represents yeshivos and gedolei yisrael in talks with Defense Ministry and other government agencies.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)