Not even 2% of Jerusalem Charedim showed up to demonstrate against the draft. The majority of Israeli Charedim do not support this form of protest.
Ultra-Orthodox leaders have convinced Benjamin Netanyahu to roll back laws that would have required all Israelis to serve in the military. Yeshiva students are celebrating their victory — as secular opponents fume over perceived injustice.
Yair Lapid said his Yesh Atid Party would leave the government if a bill to require haredi Orthodox yeshiva students to serve in the military does not include criminal sanctions for draft dodgers.