Controversial Bill to Draft ultra-Orthodox Into Israeli Army Passes First Knesset Vote

Legislation passes with a majority of 63 to 39 MKs; Haredi parties voted against the bill, which places financial penalties on institutions that don't send yeshiva students to the military

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The Knesset passed a bill Monday night that would draft ultra-Orthodox men into the Israeli army. 63 members of Knesset voted for the bill with 39 opposing.