Israel's top court orders ultra-Orthodox Jews drafted into military

CNN June 25, 2024, 01:00 PM UTC

Summary: Israel's Supreme Court rules ultra-Orthodox Jews must be drafted into the military, impacting PM Netanyahu's coalition. The court also mandates funding withdrawal from non-compliant religious schools. Currently, 1,800 ultra-Orthodox men serve, with potential for 4,800 next year. Despite tensions, most Israelis support drafting the ultra-Orthodox. The ruling challenges longstanding exemptions and aims to address inequality in military service.

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