In Israel, Supreme Court requires ultra-Orthodox to serve in army: ‘A glimmer of hope in chaos’

In Israel, Supreme Court requires ultra-Orthodox to serve in army: ‘A glimmer of hope in chaos’
In Israel, Supreme Court requires ultra-Orthodox to serve in army: ‘A glimmer of hope in chaos’

Charlotte Gauthier

Jerusalem

Published on June 25, 2024 at 4:55 p.m. / Modified on June 25, 2024 at 5:05 p.m.

“For the first time in months, we feel that a fair decision has been made. It’s a glimmer of hope in the chaos!” Nourit Felsenthal Berger, mother of three children, the youngest of whom fought for more than eight months in Gaza and most recently in Rafah, is relieved by Tuesday’s decision of the Supreme Court to order the conscription of the ultra-Orthodox, the executive does not having “no authority to order not to apply the law on military service to students of yeshivot (Talmudic schools) in the absence of an adequate legal framework”.

A member of the Israeli association Mothers of Soldiers Who Say Stop the War, Nourit affirms that she and her comrades had, until now, “really the feeling of being abandoned and betrayed. As if, in this country, there were two kinds of blood: that of our sons that we sacrifice, and that of the ultra-Orthodox that we spare, because it would have more value,” he rages. -she, admitting that she hasn’t been able to sleep since October 7.

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