The Attorney General became the latest heavyweight politician to come out against Lieberman’s bill which would set preferences for former IDF soldiers. Essentially, the bill introduces affirmative action for two to three years of hard work for the society’s sake.
Such preferences are in fact common in Israel, where hiring people with IDF experience became a politically acceptable euphemism for refusing employment to Arab enemies. By introducing the bill, Lieberman unwisely laid them open to charges of racism.
According to the Attorney General, the bill would negatively affect Israeli Arabs. Presumably, fooling around for three years while Jews serve in the IDF affects the Arabs rather positively. And the A-G is okay with Arabs refusing even the non-military National Service, which would qualify them for similar benefits.