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Israeli Supreme Court Makes Netanyahu's Case in Forcing Religious Draft

Posted on AllSides June 25th, 2024
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Israel’s Supreme Court held unanimously on Tuesday that religious students must be drafted into the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), dividing Israelis but inadvertently making Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s case for judicial reform. All Jewish Israelis, male and female, are conscripted into the IDF; some Arab groups also join the draft, while others volunteer. But ultra-Orthodox Jewish religious students are exempt from IDF service, the idea being that their continuation of the Jewish religious tradition that was nearly wiped out in the Holocaust is its own form of national service. The...

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