Jun 25, 2024

Draft Avoidance

 From a N.Y. Times story:

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"Israel’s Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the military must begin drafting ultra-Orthodox Jewish men (but NOT women!), a decision that threatened to split Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition government amid the war in Gaza.

In a unanimous decision, nine judges held that there was no legal basis for the longstanding military exemption given to many ultra-Orthodox religious students. Given the absence of a law distinguishing between seminarians and other men of draft age, the court ruled, the country’s compulsory service laws must similarly apply to the ultra-Orthodox minority."


Same question I've been asking about why American women do not have to register for the draft when they turn 18. All American men do.

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