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Israel: Ultra-Orthodox Jews Block Highways In Protest Against Army Recruitment | Pics

Ultra-Orthodox Jews blocked a highway during a protest against army recruitment, near Bnei Brak, Israel. Ultra-Orthodox men have long received exemptions from military service, which is compulsory for most Jewish men, generating widespread resentment. The Supreme Court has ordered the government to present a new proposal to force more religious men to enlist.

Israel Military Draft | Photo: AP/Ariel Schalit

Police disperse ultra-Orthodox Jews blocking a highway during a protest against army recruitment, near Bnei Brak, Israel. Ultra-Orthodox men have long received exemptions from military service, which is compulsory for most Jewish men, generating widespread resentment. The Supreme Court has ordered the government to present a new proposal to force more religious men to enlist.

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Israel Military Draft | Photo: AP/Ariel Schalit

Ultra-Orthodox Jews block a highway during a protest against army recruitment, near Bnei Brak, Israel.

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Israel Military Draft | Photo: AP/Ariel Schalit

Police disperse ultra-Orthodox Jews blocking a highway during a protest against army recruitment, near Bnei Brak, Israel.

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Israel Military Draft | Photo: AP/Ariel Schalit

Ultra-Orthodox Jews block a highway during a protest against army recruitment, near Bnei Brak, Israel.

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Israel Military Draft | Photo: AP/Ariel Schalit

Police disperse ultra-Orthodox Jews blocking a highway during a protest against army recruitment, near Bnei Brak, Israel.

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Israel Military Draft | Photo: AP/Ohad Zwigenberg

Israeli police stop a boy while members of Brothers and Sisters in Arms protest against Israel's exemptions for ultra-Orthodox Jews from mandatory military service, in Mea Shearim ultra-Orthodox neighborhood in Jerusalem.

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Israel Military Draft | Photo: AP/Ohad Zwigenberg

Police push away members of Brothers and Sisters in Arms during a protest against Israel's exemptions for ultra-Orthodox Jews from mandatory military service, in Mea Shearim ultra-Orthodox neighborhood in Jerusalem.

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Israel Military Draft | Photo: AP/Ohad Zwigenberg

Members of the 'Brothers in Arms' reservist protest group wave Israeli flags during a demonstration in the ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Mea Shearim, demanding equality in Israel's military service, in Jerusalem.

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