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Israel Cabinet Amends Military Service Law for Non-citizens

The Israel Cabinet presented to Parliament today a series of amendments to the compulsory military service law aimed at conscription of Israeli residents whose citizenship status may have changed. The bill will be debated in the Knesset in mid-October.

The measure would make eligible for service tourists who stayed in Israel until their visas had expired and have not renewed their tourist status or who have asked for visas as temporary or permanent residents of the Jewish State. Also, the regulation would provide for compulsory military service for certain categories of Israelis who hold dual citizenship.

Finally, the amendments include provisions for the recall of Israelis rejected for service for medical disabilities to determine whether their conditions still bar them from service