Half a million took part in ultra-religious anti-draft demo

Around half a million ultra-religious demonstrators flooded Jerusalem’s northern gateway and highways Sunday afternoon in a massive protest against the impending new military draft law that would oblige yeshiva students to join up for compulsory military services. The rabbis are up in arms against the plan to hand out prison sentences if draft quotas are not met. The Jerusalem protest was matched by solidarity rallies by fellow ultra-religious Jewish communities in the US.

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