Nazi Garb Used in Israel Protests

    An Orthodox Jewish child, wearing a Star of David patch similar to those the Nazis forced Jews to wear, attends a rally in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighborhood, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011. Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews gathered to rally for the right to protect their way of life. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

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    Politicians and representatives of Holocaust survivors denounced Sunday protests in Israel that saw ultra-Orthodox Jews wearing uniforms associated with concentration camps and reenacting scenes of Holocaust horror. The protests were a reaction to the growing criticism of ultra-Orthodox attempts to impose theocratic demands on Israeli society, including strict separation of men and women. Ultra-orthodox Jews make up about 10 percent of Israel’s population, and have become increasingly aggressive in the belief that their way of life is under attack.

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