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Israel’s Haredim, an Eastern European branch of Judaism emphasizing strict religious adherence, were a tiny minority at Israel’s founding in 1948 and were given an exemption from conscription.
Posted on Mar 3, 2014
A look at the day’s political happenings, including the Republicans’ 33rd(!) attempt to repeal Obamacare and gay marriage getting put to a vote in Maryland.
Posted on Jul 11, 2012
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai has tepidly announced he is pondering introducing
conscription in order to build a domestic army and police force capable of taking over security operations from NATO troops in his war-torn country.
Posted on Feb 7, 2010
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