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Hundreds of Thousands of Ultra-Orthodox Jews Protest Against Forced Army Service

Incredible moment hundreds of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews brought Jerusalem to a stand-still in protest against forced army service

300,000 took part in prayer against draft bill to abolish ultra-Orthodox exemption from compulsory military service
Jewish leaders unusually permitted women and children to attend rally calling for protection of religious traditions
Topic was a major issue in last year's election, leading to voters electing centre-right government that supports the bill
Experts claim it is a bid by leaders to integrate ultra-Orthodox into society and workforces to boost economy
By Mia De Graaf

PUBLISHED: 16:27 EST, 2 March 2014 | UPDATED: 16:53 EST, 2 March 2014


Hundreds of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews brought Jerusalem to a stand-still by taking to the streets in protest against a new bill that will force them into mandatory army conscription.

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Added: Mar-2-2014 Occurred On: Mar-2-2014
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Tags: Jews, protest, army, service, Jerusalem, Palestine, Israel
Location: Israel (load item map)
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