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Israel: New Law on National Civilian Service Obligations for Yeshiva Students

(Apr. 2, 2014) On March 12, 2014, the Knesset (Israel’s parliament) passed new legislation regulating national civilian service obligations for yeshiva (Jewish ultra-orthodox religious school) students and establishing the Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement the legal requirements associated with the service operations. (National Civilian Service Law, 5774-2014 [in Hebrew] [hereinafter […]

Israel: Amendment Law Imposes Military Draft and National Service Obligations on Yeshiva Students

(Mar. 31, 2014) On March 12, 2014, the Knesset (Israel’s parliament) approved an amendment to the Defense Service Law (Consolidated Version), 5746-1986 [hereinafter the DS Law]. (DS Law, 40 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as amended; DS (Amendment No. 19) Law 5774-2014 [hereinafter the DSAL] [in Hebrew] Knesset website [scroll down […]