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Religious Diversity and Military Service: The Israeli Experience

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Further Reading

Julian E. Barnes, "U.S. Militlary Relaxes Rules on Religious Garb," Wall Street Journal, January 22, 2014.


William Booth and Ruth Eglash, “Israel’s Ultra-Orthodox Headed to the Army,” Washington Post, August 9.


Amos Harel, “Israel Begins Thrashing out Details of Ultra-Orthodox Draft, but an Uphill Battle Remains,” Haaretz, December 31, 2013.


Amos Harel, “New Units Take Shape as Israeli Army Drafts More Ultra-Orthodox Jews,” Haaretz, January 2, 2014.


Jeffrey Heller, “Ultra-Orthodox Jews to Serve in Israeli Military; Law Approved by Israeli Cabinet,” Huffington Post, July 7, 2013.


Yaakov Kop and Robert E. Litan, Sticking Together: The Israeli Experiment in Pluralism (Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2002).


Robert E. Litan, “Diversity in Israel: Lessons for the United States,” Brookings Institute (Winter 2002).


Maayan Lubell, "Israel Cuts Seminary Funds, Angers Ultra-Orthodox Jews,", February 5, 2014.


John Vandiver, “Drafting out of Necessity, Israeli Military Gains in Diversity,” Stars and Stripes, September 9, 2013.


Matthew Wagner and Yaakov Katz, "Soldiers' Refusal to Evacuate Hebron Families 'Undermined the Basic Foundations of the IDF,'" Jerusalem Post, August 6, 2007.