Ought to ultra-Orthodox Jews serve within the Israeli military?


Stress is rising on the federal government to finish many years of exemptions for ultra-Orthodox Jews.

For generations, ultra-Orthodox Jewish Israelis have been exempted from army service. However a court docket order could quickly change that.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has filed a last-minute software to the Supreme Court docket to postpone the choice for 30 days. And the controversy goes nowhere.

Israel's warfare on Gaza is fueling a way of urgency and anger amongst Israelis to enroll.

So how a lot risk does this pose to Netanyahu's coalition?

And can his authorities be capable to keep away from the sick results of such a change in coverage?

Presenter: James Baze


Efraim Inbar – President of the Jerusalem Institute for Technique and Safety

Yossi Mekelberg – Affiliate Fellow at Chatham Home, specializing in Israel and Center East politics

Meron Rapoport – editor of the Hebrew language information website Native Name

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