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Zeihan: Why Israel’s Supreme Court ended draft exemptions

Zeihan: Why Israel’s Supreme Court ended draft exemptions
What does the end of military service exemptions for ultra-Orthodox Israelis imply about Israeli security and an expanding two-front war?

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Israel’s Supreme Court has ruled that the country’s ultra-Orthodox community can no longer be exempt from military service. The decision comes after decades of exemptions for the ultra-Orthodox, who make up 10-20% of Israel’s population. The court held that these exemptions are discriminatory and unjustified, particularly in light of the possibility of a two-front war against Hamas and Hezbollah. The ruling poses a significant challenge to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose coalition relies on the support of ultra-Orthodox parties. The decision is expected to have both domestic and international implications.

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