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    The four ultra-orthodox Agudat Israel members in the Knesset cashed in one the coalition agreement: Do away with the recruiting boards and simply have a girl announce that she cannot serve on religious grounds and grounds of conscience and that will guarantee her freedom.

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    LS protesters with Knesset building in bg PAN MLS of protesters opposite Knesset to leader addressing them Various shots of girls with posters and the leader speaking One of the girls explains in English what the protest is about Various of girls signing a petition to the government we see army service for girls a right as well as a duty, and we protest the fact that in a democratic country there can be two classes of citizens that have the same rights but not the same duties.




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    Background: The four ultra-orthodox Agudat Israel members in the Knesset cashed in one the coalition agreement: Do away with the recruiting boards and simply have a girl announce that she cannot serve on religious grounds and grounds of conscience and that will guarantee her freedom. The suggested amendment to the call-up law as proposed raised a storm both inside the House and on the outside and today's protest by 8th grade girls was just one manifestation of this ongoing protests. Most of the girls consider their service in the army not only a duty but also a right but they protest the preferential treatment of girls from religious families, some of whom could use the new form of the law to simply shirk army service and they demand that those girls who refuse to serve in the IDF do at least an equal two years of National service in hospitals, kindergartens or with new immigrants a compromise, which will satisfy both sides but outside the governmental corridors the protests are growing louder.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB6X56Q3ZJTGAKMPSHGRZKQSDQ
    Media URN:
    VLVAB6X56Q3ZJTGAKMPSHGRZKQSDQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/07/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
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    N/A

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