Gov’t Approves Draft Law; Lowers Exemption Age to 21

The IDF recruitment office in Yerushalayim. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

The Cabinet approved the Draft Law on Sunday to include plans to draft chareidim to the IDF and lowered the age of exemption to those 21 years of age for the next two years, instead of the current 24.

After 24 months, the age of exemption will rise to 22-years-old. A year later, it will rise to 23-years-old.

Even after the age of exemption rises to 22 or 23, chareidim will be able to finish their service at the age of 21 if they join the job market through a track which provides professional training or training for emergency services.

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