Retired High Court Justice Tzvi Tal said that the committee
he heads which was appointed in the wake of a High Court's
directives to examine the issue of yeshiva students who study
full time and to pass legislation regulating their army
service, has completed its work. The report which summarizes
the committee's conclusions should be presented to the Prime
Minster within ten days.
The Tal Committee report, which includes conclusions and
recommendations, still hasn't been officially published. Even
though reports on its content are still unofficial, a wave of
conflicting reactions from a broad range of the political and
military sources have flooded the media.
The chairman of the committee, Justice Tal, said that he is
astounded by the fact that people relate in such detail to
matters which still haven't been officially published. One
political party has already announced that it will submit a
motion of no-confidence because of the recommendations.
In two weeks, a subcommittee of the Foreign Affairs and
Defense Committee will hold a special meeting on the issue.
Justice Tal was invited to that meeting in order to present
firsthand the conclusions of the committee he heads.