An official Israeli committee has handed the government its proposal for ending a contentious system that grants Jewish ultra-Orthodox seminary students automatic exemptions from military service.

These exemptions have generated widespread resentment in a country where military service is compulsory for Jewish citizens.

Public anger over the exemptions was a central issue in January elections and helped propel the centrist Yesh Atid party to a strong showing.

Al Jazeera's Jane Ferguson reports from Jerusalem.

Source: Al Jazeera