300 Orthodox Students Demonstrate in Front of Israel Embassy

A group of about 300 students from the Agudist Orthodox Seminary today demonstrated in front of the Israel Embassy here carrying banners attacking the Israel Government for introducing in Parliament the bill to conscript for civilian service Israeli girls who are exempted from military service for religious reasons.

Some of the demonstrators tried to batter down the doors of the Embassy but were prevailed upon by others to desist. In the meantime, a delegation of Agudist rabbis called on Israel Ambassador Eliahu Elath to protest against the conscription bill.

In one Yeshiva here, the head of the institution refused to grant his students permission to participate in the demonstration. “It is more important that you should not interrupt your study of the Talmud,” he told the students.

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