Lapid slams revival of ultra-Orthodox conscription bill as a ‘despicable humiliation’

Sam Sokol is the Times of Israel's political correspondent. He was previously a reporter for the Jerusalem Post, Jewish Telegraphic Agency and Haaretz. He is the author of "Putin’s Hybrid War and the Jews"

Opposition Leader Yair Lapid slams the Knesset’s vote to renew a 2022 bill lowering the ultra-Orthodox age of exemption for military service, calling it “one of the most despicable moments of humiliation of the Israeli Knesset ever.”

“In the midst of another day of hard fighting in the Gaza Strip, the reckless government passes a law of evasion and insubordination. It’s all politics. Zero values,” Lapid says in a statement.

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