With its soldiers mired in Gaza, Israel fights a battle at home over drafting the ultra-Orthodox

As Israel battles a prolonged war in Gaza, broad exemptions from mandatory military service for

March 26, 2024

As Israel battles a prolonged war in Gaza, broad exemptions from mandatory military service for ultra-Orthodox men have reopened a deep divide in the country and rattled the government coalition, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's fellow War Cabinet members staunchly opposed to his proposed new conscription law.