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Haredim warn of ‘religious war’ after Israel Supreme Court orders yeshiva draft

Posted on AllSides June 25th, 2024
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BNEI BRAK, Israel — Members of Israel’s Haredi community are warning of a religious war after this country’s Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the government must start drafting yeshiva students into its military. “If our young men have to stop studying Torah to go fight in the army, this country has nothing,” Israel Trabelsi, a 70-year-old Torah scholar and furniture salesman told me here in this largely ultra-orthodox community just east of Tel Aviv. “Our people aren’t going to stand for it. Just watch.” Chatting in French Tuesday afternoon from...

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