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March 10, 2014 9:55 am
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Charedi Jews Protest Israeli Draft Proposal in New York

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Hundreds of thousands of Charedim protest in Jerusalem. Photo: Screenshot.

AP – Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews filled the streets in lower Manhattan on Sunday to protest Israel’s proposal to draft strictly religious citizens into its army.

The gathering took up a stretch of 10 blocks, with dark-clothed demonstrators standing behind police barricades amid tight security. Organizers kept to tradition, with men and women in separate groups as they are at religious events.

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