The Ultra Orthodox vs. The IDF: Israel’s Other Religious War

Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Since Israel’s inception, the Haredi — ultra-Orthodox adherents of Judaism —have been exempt from the country’s military conscription laws. But their growing population, coupled with their high unemployment rate and dependence on state benefits, sparked outrage within the country’s secular majority. After years of demanding that the Haredi share the responsibility of serving in the armed forces, the Israeli government passed an unprecedented law in March 2014 that requires Haredi men to serve in the military. The decision resulted in major opposition from the Ultra Orthodox community, from violent protests to religious leaders demanding that no one should comply. VICE News travels to Israel to speak with hardline members and leaders of the Ultra Orthodox community as well as soldiers in the Netzah Yehuda, the IDF’s Ultra Orthodox Battalion, to get their take on the government’s decision. War Games: Israeli Urban Warfare – http://bit.ly/1oykW0C The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Rockets and Revenge: http://bit.ly/1wv2PK2 Check out the VICE News beta for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews

From: VICE News

Views: 162763

1573 ratings

Time: 15:20 More in News & Politics

from Blogger http://evangelinagius.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-ultra-orthodox-vs-idf-israel-other_29.html

The Ultra Orthodox vs. The IDF: Israel’s Other Religious War

Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Since Israel’s inception, the Haredi — ultra-Orthodox adherents of Judaism —have been exempt from the country’s military conscription laws. But their growing population, coupled with their high unemployment rate and dependence on state benefits, sparked outrage within the country’s secular majority. After years of demanding that the Haredi share the responsibility of serving in the armed forces, the Israeli government passed an unprecedented law in March 2014 that requires Haredi men to serve in the military. The decision resulted in major opposition from the Ultra Orthodox community, from violent protests to religious leaders demanding that no one should comply. VICE News travels to Israel to speak with hardline members and leaders of the Ultra Orthodox community as well as soldiers in the Netzah Yehuda, the IDF’s Ultra Orthodox Battalion, to get their take on the government’s decision. War Games: Israeli Urban Warfare – http://bit.ly/1oykW0C The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Rockets and Revenge: http://bit.ly/1wv2PK2 Check out the VICE News beta for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews

From: VICE News

Views: 25284

704 ratings

Time: 15:20 More in News & Politics

from Blogger http://evangelinagius.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-ultra-orthodox-vs-idf-israel-other_23.html

The Ultra Orthodox vs. The IDF: Israel’s Other Religious War

Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Since Israel’s inception, the Haredi — ultra-Orthodox adherents of Judaism —have been exempt from the country’s military conscription laws. But their growing population, coupled with their high unemployment rate and dependence on state benefits, sparked outrage within the country’s secular majority. After years of demanding that the Haredi share the responsibility of serving in the armed forces, the Israeli government passed an unprecedented law in March 2014 that requires Haredi men to serve in the military. The decision resulted in major opposition from the Ultra Orthodox community, from violent protests to religious leaders demanding that no one should comply. VICE News travels to Israel to speak with hardline members and leaders of the Ultra Orthodox community as well as soldiers in the Netzah Yehuda, the IDF’s Ultra Orthodox Battalion, to get their take on the government’s decision. War Games: Israeli Urban Warfare – http://bit.ly/1oykW0C The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Rockets and Revenge: http://bit.ly/1wv2PK2 Check out the VICE News beta for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews

From: VICE News

Views: 301

38 ratings

Time: 15:20 More in News & Politics

from Blogger http://evangelinagius.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-ultra-orthodox-vs-idf-israel-other.html