NEWS SIDEBAR: Military Service Separate Ultra-Orthodox, Secular Israelis

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c. 2000 Religion News Service JERUSALEM _ When Prime Minister Ehud Barak campaigned for election last year, his slogan “One People, One Draft,” captured the imagination of secular Israelis embittered by the two-tiered military system in which nearly 70,000 ultra-Orthodox young men receive annual deferments for yeshiva study. This week, however, Barak was forced to […]

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