Ultra-Orthodox Jews protest in Jerusalem, vow to defy draft




 
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Ultra-Orthodox Jews protest in Jerusalem, vow to defy draft
 
May 16th, 2013  
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Ultra-Orthodox Jews protest in Jerusalem, vow to defy draft
By Ori Lewis JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews protested in Jerusalem on Thursday against plans to enlist men from their community into the military, a proposal supported by the secular majority pushing for a more equal share of the burden on Israeli society. A sea of black coats - the traditional attire of ultra-Orthodox men - engulfed Jerusalem streets near the city's military draft bureau where the crowd heard rabbis warn that army service would irreparably harm their way of life. ...




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