Dec 21, 2017

Proposed Law: preference to minorities that served in the IDF

MK Moti Yogev (Habayit Hayehudi), in conjunction with MK Hamed Amar (Yisrael Beyteynu) has proposed a law by which preference would be given to minorities who served in the IDF for public service positions over similarly-qualified candidates who did not serve in the IDF.

The proposal passed its initial vote, despite UTJ breaking coalition discipline and voting against (though Shas voted in favor).

Yogev explains that the problem has been that minorities have benefited from affirmative action even without having served in the IDF just as much as those who did serve. This proposal will encourage more participation in society.

UTJ voted against because they see it as hurting the Haredi community that largely does not serve in the IDF. Ahmed Tibi is upset at Deri for voting in favor and is happy with Gafni for voting against.
source: Srugim and Behadrei

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  1. Did you mean Hamad Amar from Yisrael Beiteinu?

  2. that would be it. thanks. original article says UAL. I am changing it.

  3. I thought there were already preferences for serving in the IDF. So what does "minorities who served in the IDF" add? Is this a double preference?

  4. there is also a preference, affirmative action, for minorities. two druze applying for a specific job, were basically considered equals under the affirmative actions rules, even if one served and one did not. this will give preference to the one who served over the one who did not


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