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‘Carry the burden’: Anger grows in Israel over military exemption for ultra-Orthodox

‘Carry the burden’: Anger grows in Israel over military exemption for ultra-Orthodox


People take part in a protest against an exemption to military service for ultra-Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem on February 26, 2024.

People take part in a protest against an exemption to military service for ultra-Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem on February 26, 2024. © AFP

As more and more Israelis are drafted into the military amid the war in Gaza, an issue that has long stoked debate is turning increasingly bitter and divisive – an exemption to military service for the country’s roughly 1.3 million ultra-Orthodox Jews.



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