UTJ threatens to vote against budget if extending haredi conscription deadline doesn’t pass first

The budget will not pass if the 2017 start date for automatic criminal penalties for haredim who do not enlist in the military or civilian service is not extended in three readings in the Knesset first, United Torah Judaism faction chairman Menachem Eliezer Moses said Monday.

"Agreements have to be respected," Moses said, referring to the coalition agreement, which states that the change to the haredi conscription bill must be made before the budget is passed on November 19.

Moses’ comments came after the Knesset House Committee established the schedule for votes next week, which involved the changes to the conscription law going to a first reading before the budget passes, but did not include a date for the final votes on the matter.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/UTJ-threatens-to-vote-against-budget-if-extending-haredi-conscription-deadline-doesnt-pass-first-432496

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