ultra-Orthodox in Israel

Massive Haredi Rally In Jerusalem Protests Draft Bill

03/02/2014 - 19:00

Hundreds of thousands of haredi Orthodox men gathered at the entrance to Jerusalem to protest a bill that would require yeshiva students to serve in the military.

The main haredi factions were represented at what was dubbed the “million man protest” on Sunday afternoon. The protest did not have any speeches, just prayers and psalms. Police estimated the crowd at 300,000; protest organizers said it was 500,000.

Participants in Sunday's  rally dubbed the “million man protest. Yaakov Naumi/FLASH90 via JTA

Haredim Rally Against Draft In Jerusalem

06/25/2012 - 20:00
Thousands of haredi Orthodox held a prayer rally to protest the forced enlistment of yeshiva students. The early Monday morning demonstration by men, women and children was organized by the Eda Haredit organization in Jerusalem. Participants reportedly read psalms and lamentations. The protest came as the Plesner Committee was meeting to find an alternative to the Tal Law, which grants military exemptions to haredi Orthodox Israeli men. The law is set to expire next month, and it is believed the committee will call for the required draft of haredi Orthodox men.
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