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Ultra-Orthodox Jews stage mass Jerusalem protest against Israeli draft law

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(Ultra-Orthodox Jews take part in a mass prayer in Jerusalem March 2, 2014. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside)

Hundreds of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews held a mass prayer in Jerusalem on Sunday in protest at a bill that would cut their community’s military exemptions and end a tradition upheld since Israel’s foundation.

Mar 2, 2014
Mar 2, 2014

Ultra-Orthodox Jews stage mass protest against Israeli draft law

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews held a mass prayer in Jerusalem on Sunday in protest at a bill that would cut their community’s military exemptions and end a tradition upheld since Israel’s foundation.

Ultra-Orthodox leaders had called on their men, women and children to attend the protest against new legislation ending the wholesale army exemptions granted to seminary students, which is expected to pass in the coming weeks,

Feb 28, 2014
Feb 28, 2014
Feb 27, 2014
Feb 27, 2014
Feb 27, 2014

Amnesty says some Israeli West Bank killings may be war crimes

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli forces are using excessive, reckless violence in the occupied West Bank, killing dozens of Palestinians over the past three years in what might constitute a war crime, Amnesty International said on Thursday.

In a report entitled “Trigger Happy”, the human rights group accused Israel of allowing its soldiers to act with virtual impunity and urged an independent review of the deaths.

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