Ultra-Orthodox Jews hold mass anti-draft rally in Jerusalem
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Ultra-Orthodox Jews pray during a mass anti-draft rally in Jerusalem, March 2, 2014

Ultra-Orthodox Jews pray during a mass anti-draft rally in Jerusalem, March 2, 2014. Hundreds of thousands of ultra- Orthodox Jews rallied Sunday in Jerusalem to protest a government plan to enlist their young men into the military. The government is pushing for a bill to conscript ultra-Orthodox and put criminal sanctions, including incarceration, on draft dodgers. (Xinhua/Li Rui)

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Ultra-Orthodox Jews hold mass anti-draft rally in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM, March 2 (Xinhua) -- Hundreds of thousands of ultra- Orthodox Jews are rallying Sunday in Jerusalem to protest a government plan to enlist their young men into the military.

Police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld estimates that "some hundreds of thousands" are attending the gathering, and more are still traveling from around the country to participate in the rally. Full story

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