"The evil government will not succeed in compelling the draft law upon us because the sons of Torah, rosh yeshivas and rabbis and will go to prison proudly together with their [yeshiva] students who are being hunted in our holy land.”
Yeshiva World reports:
MK (Yahadut Hatorah [United Torah Judaism]) Yisrael Eichler joined his colleagues, releasing a statement to the media following the cabinet’s passing of the Share the Burden Bill on Sunday which is intended to draft bnei yeshivos into the IDF.
“The government decision declaring lomdei Torah [haredi yeshiva students] law-breaking criminals [for dodging the draft] is an attack against our right to exist in the Jewish State. The evil government will not succeed in compelling the draft law upon us because the bnei torah [haredi yeshiva students], roshei yeshivos and rabbonim and will go to prison proudly together with their talmidim who are being hunted in our holy land.”
“Jewish history will remember with eternal shame the decree signed during the Three Weeks against Toras Yisrael [the Torah of Israel, i.e., against the Torah of the Jewish people] and it will be remembered on the fast of Tisha B’Av.”