Lapid Lauds Supreme Court Ruling Against YeshivasCourt decision to annul funding for yeshivas a 'reminder of the law' says Lapid; MK Shaked calls ruling meaningless pressure.
Supreme Court: No Govt. Funds if Hareidi Students Don’t EnlistSupreme Court rules government must not fund yeshivas for students who have not enlisted in the IDF.
R' Rontzki: A Hareidi Soldier Will Remain HareidiFormer Chief Rabbi of the IDF: Canceling of Tal Law, involvement of gov't in hareidi draft a mistake - but a citizen must give back to IDF.
C'tee for Bringing Hareidi, Arab Men to 'Share Burden'A new government committee will look for ways to bring hareidi-religious, Arabs into military or civilian service.
Rabbi: Hareidi Enlistment ‘Not a Czarist Decree’Rabbi Dov Lior says hareidi enlistment plans show unprecedented respect for Torah study, are not a ‘decree.’
Report: Hesder First Year Students Being Called UpIn an unprecedented move, the IDF has begun drafting those students in their first year of yeshiva who have not yet registered in hesder.
Labor Candidate: Don’t Enlist HareidimLeft-wing newcomer surprises by opposing drive to recruit hareidi men. ‘It’s too late.’
Hareidi Rabbis: What to Do When Call-Up Comes?Hareidi rabbis debate approach young Torah students should take when summoned to report for IDF service.
IDF Reveals its Plans on Hareidi DraftThe IDF informed the High Court that it would begin drafting 18 year old Hareidi students beginning next summer.
Post-Tal Law: Hareidi Service DropsHareidi men blocked from civil service in post-Tal Law confusion.
Lipa Schmeltzer's New Video Honors Hareidi SoldiersJewish superstar Lipa Schmeltzer releases music video that promotes solidarity among Jews worldwide.
IDF’s 3-Pronged Plan to Enlist HareidimWith no replacement for the Tal Law, the IDF creates a plan for enlisting all hareidi men.
Shas: Some Demanding Full IDF Sevice Didn't Serve ThemselvesFighting “fire with fire,” Shas checked up on the IDF records of the MKs complaining loudest about the Tal Law
MK Ze'ev: Forcefully Drafting Hareidim Will End the CoalitionMK Nissim Ze’ev (Shas) warns that forcing a mass enlistment by hareidi religious youth would mean the end of the coalition.
Mass Yeshiva Student Enlistment Would Create Chaos in IDFYeshiva students are required to join the IDF as of Wednesday, but what would happen if there were a mass draft of 50,000? There won't be.
Tal Law Expires – IDF has a Month to Offer AlternativeDefense Minister instructs military to begin implementation of Security Service Law regarding hareidim.
Tal Law Proposal, ‘Just Enlist Them’The ‘equal share in the burden’ camp calls to stop trying to replace the Tal Law, and simply draft everyone. Move could mean mass arrests.
Netanyahu: Ya'alon Plan to Replace Tal Law a 'Realistic Change'PM Binyamin Netanyahu described the plan to replace the Tal Law presented Sunday by Minister Moshe Ya'alon as a “realistic change."
Knesset Kills Lieberman's Universal Military Service Bill 74-22Yisrael Beteynu's universal service bill that would require all Israelis to serve in the IDF at age 18 goes down in flames.
Mofaz Surrenders; Unity Coalition Lasted 10 WeeksThe national unity coalition born nine weeks ago is dead, but the government lives as it did before Kadima left the Opposition.
Likud: 'Unity, Not Division' Over Draft LawLikud Education Minister Gideon Sa'ar urged Monday night that what he called a “fair and acceptable” draft system be ensured.
Massive Hareidi-Religious Protest Against Universal DraftThousands of hareidi-religious Jews rallied Monday night in Jerusalem to protest the universal draft law.
Zionist Yeshivas Won’t be Affected by Tal Law's DemiseMinisterial committee approved bill regulating Zionist yeshiva students' army service, despite Shas opposition.
Netanyahu Hints Kadima on Its Way OutEducation minister says Kadima wants to split coalition, and Netanyahu voices agreement with statement.
Rav Amar: Persecution Caused EarthquakeSephardic chief rabbi Shlomo Amar says Tuesday's Earthquake is the Devil's work spawned by the Tal Law controversy
Religious Zionist Sages: Solve Enlistment Matter PeacefullyLeaders of religious Zionism meet, issue declaration: solution must not be achieved in "violent" manner.
Mofaz Upbeat About Draft Law ChancesKadima chairman Shaul Mofaz said he believes the government will have drafted a replacement for the Tal Law before the weekend.
UTJ Chairman Litzman Skips Cabinet Over Draft LawUnited Torah Judaism party chairman Yaakov Litzman skipped the weekly cabinet meeting in protest over the universal draft law.
Netanyahu and Mofaz Agree on Draft Law Progress – for NowThe media-led campaign to bust the coalition collapses with the Likud’s adopting “in principle” a Kadima draft law proposal – with changes.
Will Tal Law's Demise Hurt Hesder Yeshivas?Thousands of hesder yeshiva students could lose their legal status unless a solution is found.
Netanyahu: Sanctions for 'Draft Dodgers'Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu says those who refuse to serve in the IDF will not recieve the same benefits as those who do serve.
Peres Trying to Untie Hareidi Enlistment KnotPresident meets hareidi MK in an attempt to find a solution to dispute threatening coalition.
Kadima Ultimatum: Pass Draft Law or Kadima Will QuitMofaz issues an ultimatum to Netanyahu: Adopt new draft law proposals or Kadima will quit coalition. Bibi must choose Shas or Kadima.
‘Draft Law’ Panel: Sanctions against Hareidi Draft RefusersThe “draft law” panel headed by a Kadima MK wants heavy fines on hareidi youth who refuse to enlist. Sanctions on Arabs were less clear.
Something Electoral This Way Comes?Opposition leader Shelly Yechimovich is hoping to dissolve the Knesset as the Tal Law again throws the Netanyahu government into crisis
Unity Coalition Crumbles, Mofaz Shuns NetanyahuKadima party chairman Mofaz refused to meet with Netanyahu after the Prime Minister dissolved a panel, led by Kadima, for a new draft law.
Draft Law Findings to be Released WednesdayMK Yohanan Plesner will publish his committee's report on a new Draftl Law despite the PM cancelling his mandate.
UTJ: Draft Law Failure Proves Us RightThe hareidi United Torah Judaism party says Draft Law Committee's failed attempt to write a new law justifies their refusal to cooperate.
Kadima Furious Over Scrapping of Draft Law CommitteePrime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's decision to scrap the committee drafting a replacement for the Tal Law has incensed Kadima.
Kadima Concerned of Split Over Equal Burden LawMembers of Kadima concerned that the party may split if Plesner Committee does not come ensure equal service for all citizens.
Lieberman Visits 'Suckers Tent', Signs Draft All PetitionForeign Minister Avigdor Lieberman visited the “suckers tent” and signed a petition calling for equal army service for all Israeli citizens.
Barak: The Goal – 90% Hareidi EnlistmentDefense Minister Ehud Barak suggests 10% of hareidi men learn Torah, while the rest enlist in the military or civilian service.
Plesner Planning Sanctions against Hareidim who don't ServeThose affected would be ineligible for National Insurance stipends and other benefits. Yeshivas to be targeted too.
IDF: We Need the Hareidi MenThe IDF has a shortage of thousands of soldiers, a brigadier general tells the Plesner Committee.
Netanyahu: 'Time is Short and the Task is Great'Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu urged the committee tasked with replacing the Tal Law to work quickly; asked Hareidi parties to join
UTJ Bill Seeks to End ConscriptionUTJ chairman Israel Eichler's last ditch effort to exempt yeshiva students from IDF is a law that would create a volunteer army.
Hareidi Enlistment: Shas won't Cooperate with CommitteeRabbi Ovadia Yosef nixes the idea of sending a representative to the Plesner Committee. Shas to present its own alternative to Tal Law..
MK Yochanan Plesner to Head Tal Law TalksCoalition talks aimed at drafting a replacement for the Tal Law will begin next week; government wants to present draft within ten weeks.
Mofaz: Tal Law a 'Moral Stain on Israeli Society'Kadima chairman Shaul Mofaz told Israelis he joined the Netanyahu government 'for the welfare and future of the State of Israel.'
Unity Government Renders 'Suckers' Protest IrrelevantThe new unity government plans to replace the Tal Law by July, rendering the 'suckers tent' protest invalid.
IDF Preparing to Integrate More Hareidi SoldiersAs the controversy over the annulled Tal Law continues, the IDF prepares for a new law that will expand recruitment of hareidim.
Reasons for Elections: Beinisch and AhmadinejadTV Channel 2 reporter makes clear that the election was forced by outgoing judge in Tal Law ruling.
Lieberman: At Least 90 Votes Against Tal LawFM Avigdor Lieberman says he has enough votes to kill the Tal Law, and will bring it to a vote if the government refuses to do so
Elections Will Extend Tal Law into DecemberEarly elections will mean the Tal Law will stand until 90 days into the next Knesset.
Shas to Lapid: Try Studying More SeriouslyThe Shas party criticizes Yair Lapid's alternative to the Tal Law, says the public is tired of Lapid's 'language games.'
Lapid Outlines 'Service for Everyone' PlanYair Lapid outlines his alternative to the Tal Law: Give the hareidim an exemption for 5 years, then have everyone serve.