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Ultra-Orthodox Jews against military draft : We'll leave Israel

In editorial, Rabbi Moshe Shafir warns of chaos and anarchy in case IDF exemption for ultra-Orthodox annulled. 'When there is no government, there is civil war,' he writes-

The Shas daily "Yom Leyom" ("Day to Day") has suggested some original ways to protest the government's plan to draft yeshiva students, including leaving the country altogether and filing charges againt Israel in the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague.

In a piercing op-ed published Thursday, the newspaper's editor, Rabbi Moshe Shafir, warned of "anarchy" or "chaos" in case the haredim will no longer be exempt from army service.
"Not one haredi will enlist without the authorization of the rabbis. We'll devote our lives to the Torah at any price," wrote Shafir, a forefront Shas spokesperson.

In his column, Shafir warned of mass ultra-Orthodox demonstrations and said "lawsuits in the UN and the inter

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Added: Jul-13-2012 Occurred On: Jul-13-2012
By: aydeo
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