Lapid Lauds Supreme Court Ruling Against Yeshivas

Court decision to annul funding for yeshivas a 'reminder of the law' says Lapid; MK Shaked calls ruling meaningless pressure.Ari Yashar, 2/5/2014, 10:17 AM

Supreme Court: No Govt. Funds for Hareidi Students

Supreme Court rules government must not fund yeshivas for students who have not enlisted in the IDF.Maayana Miskin, 2/4/2014, 7:18 PM

R' Rontzki: A Hareidi Soldier Will Remain Hareidi

Former 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.Tova Dvorin, 11/29/2013, 9:09 AM

C'tee to Bring Hareidi, Arab Men to 'Share Burden'

A new government committee will look for ways to bring hareidi-religious, Arabs into military or civilian service.Maayana Miskin, 4/7/2013, 4:53 PM

Rabbi: Hareidi Enlistment ‘Not a Czarist Decree’

Rabbi Dov Lior says hareidi enlistment plans show unprecedented respect for Torah study, are not a ‘decree.’Maayana Miskin, 4/2/2013, 8:11 PM

Report: Hesder First Year Students Being Called Up

In an unprecedented move, the IDF has begun drafting those students in their first year of yeshiva who have not yet registered in hesder.David Lev, 2/10/2013, 3:53 PM

Labor Candidate: Don’t Enlist Hareidim

Left-wing newcomer surprises by opposing drive to recruit hareidi men. ‘It’s too late.’, 12/18/2012, 10:50 PM

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.Maayana Miskin, 12/4/2012, 11:45 PM

IDF Reveals its Plans on Hareidi Draft

The IDF informed the High Court that it would begin drafting 18 year old Hareidi students beginning next summer.David Lev, 11/12/2012, 7:34 PM

Post-Tal Law: Hareidi Service Drops

Hareidi men blocked from civil service in post-Tal Law confusion.Maayana Miskin, 10/26/2012, 9:46 AM

Schmeltzer's New Video Honors Hareidi Soldiers

Jewish superstar Lipa Schmeltzer releases music video that promotes solidarity among Jews worldwide.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/30/2012, 5:43 AM

IDF’s 3-Pronged Plan to Enlist Hareidim

With no replacement for the Tal Law, the IDF creates a plan for enlisting all hareidi men.Maayana Miskin, 8/17/2012, 9:20 AM

Shas: Some Demanding Full IDF Sevice Didn't Serve

Fighting “fire with fire,” Shas checked up on the IDF records of the MKs complaining loudest about the Tal LawDavid Lev, 8/16/2012, 9:30 AM

MK Ze'ev: Drafting Hareidim Will End the Coalition

MK Nissim Ze’ev (Shas) warns that forcing a mass enlistment by hareidi religious youth would mean the end of the coalition.Elad Benari, 8/2/2012, 5:17 AM

Mass Hareidi Enlistment Would Create Chaos in IDF

Yeshiva 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.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/1/2012, 8:39 AM

Tal Law Expires – IDF to Offer Alternative

Defense Minister instructs military to begin implementation of Security Service Law regarding hareidim.Gil Ronen, 7/31/2012, 10:18 PM

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.Maayana Miskin, 7/22/2012, 8:07 PM

Netanyahu Praises Ya'alon Plan to Replace Tal Law

PM Binyamin Netanyahu described the plan to replace the Tal Law presented Sunday by Minister Moshe Ya'alon as a “realistic change."Chana Ya'ar, 7/22/2012, 5:19 PM

Knesset Kills Military Service Bill 74-22

Yisrael Beteynu's universal service bill that would require all Israelis to serve in the IDF at age 18 goes down in flames.Gabe Kahn, 7/18/2012, 6:10 PM

Mofaz Surrenders; Unity Coalition Lasted 19 Weeks

The national unity coalition born nine weeks ago is dead, but the government lives as it did before Kadima left the Opposition. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/17/2012, 7:07 PM

Likud: 'Unity, Not Division' Over Draft Law

Likud Education Minister Gideon Sa'ar urged Monday night that what he called a “fair and acceptable” draft system be ensured.Chana Ya'ar, 7/16/2012, 9:13 PM

Massive Jerusalem Protest Against Universal Draft

Thousands of hareidi-religious Jews rallied Monday night in Jerusalem to protest the universal draft law.Chana Ya'ar, 7/16/2012, 8:43 PM

Zionist Yeshivas Won’t be Affected by Tal Law End

Ministerial committee approved bill regulating Zionist yeshiva students' army service, despite Shas opposition.Gil Ronen, 7/15/2012, 9:15 PM

Netanyahu Hints Kadima on Its Way Out

Education minister says Kadima wants to split coalition, and Netanyahu voices agreement with statement.Gil Ronen, 7/15/2012, 5:53 PM

Rav Amar: Persecution Caused Earthquake

Sephardic chief rabbi Shlomo Amar says Tuesday's Earthquake is the Devil's work spawned by the Tal Law controversyGabe Kahn, 7/11/2012, 7:51 PM

Rel.-Zionist Sages: Solve Enlistment Peacefully

Leaders of religious Zionism meet, issue declaration: solution must not be achieved in "violent" manner.Gil Ronen, 7/10/2012, 9:14 PM

Mofaz Upbeat About Draft Law Chances

Kadima chairman Shaul Mofaz said he believes the government will have drafted a replacement for the Tal Law before the weekend.Gabe Kahn, 7/9/2012, 9:43 PM

UTJ Chairman Litzman Skips Cabinet Over Draft

United Torah Judaism party chairman Yaakov Litzman skipped the weekly cabinet meeting in protest over the universal draft law.Chana Ya'ar, 7/8/2012, 3:31 PM

Bibi and Mofaz Agree on Draft Law Panel – for Now

The media-led campaign to bust the coalition collapses with the Likud’s adopting “in principle” a Kadima draft law proposal – with changes. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/8/2012, 2:45 PM

Will Tal Law's Demise Hurt Hesder Yeshivas?

Thousands of hesder yeshiva students could lose their legal status unless a solution is found.Gil Ronen, 7/5/2012, 5:18 PM

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.Gabe Kahn, 7/4/2012, 8:56 PM

Peres Trying to Untie Hareidi Enlistment Knot

President meets hareidi MK in an attempt to find a solution to dispute threatening coalition.Gil Ronen, 7/4/2012, 8:29 PM

Kadima Ultimatum: Pass Draft Law or Kadima to Quit

Mofaz issues an ultimatum to Netanyahu: Adopt new draft law proposals or Kadima will quit coalition. Bibi must choose Shas or Kadima.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/4/2012, 1:43 PM

Draft Law Panel Targets Hareidi Draft Refusers

The “draft law” panel headed by a Kadima MK wants heavy fines on hareidi youth who refuse to enlist. Sanctions on Arabs were less clear.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/4/2012, 11:27 AM

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 crisisGabe Kahn, 7/3/2012, 7:22 PM

Unity Coalition Crumbles, Mofaz Shuns Netanyahu

Kadima party chairman Mofaz refused to meet with Netanyahu after the Prime Minister dissolved a panel, led by Kadima, for a new draft law.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/3/2012, 8:26 AM

Draft Law Findings to be Released Wednesday

MK Yohanan Plesner will publish his committee's report on a new Draftl Law despite the PM cancelling his mandate.Gabe Kahn, 7/2/2012, 9:17 PM

UTJ: Draft Law Failure Proves Us Right

The hareidi United Torah Judaism party says Draft Law Committee's failed attempt to write a new law justifies their refusal to cooperate.Gabe Kahn, 7/2/2012, 7:59 PM

Kadima Furious Over Scrapping of Draft Committee

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's decision to scrap the committee drafting a replacement for the Tal Law has incensed Kadima.Gabe Kahn, 7/2/2012, 6:26 PM

Kadima Concerned of Split Over Equal Burden Law

Members of Kadima concerned that the party may split if Plesner Committee does not come ensure equal service for all citizens.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/29/2012, 11:40 PM

Lieberman Visits 'Suckers Tent'

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman visited the “suckers tent” and signed a petition calling for equal army service for all Israeli citizens.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 6/27/2012, 6:46 AM

Barak: The Goal – 90% Hareidi Enlistment

Defense Minister Ehud Barak suggests 10% of hareidi men learn Torah, while the rest enlist in the military or civilian service.Maayana Miskin, 6/21/2012, 6:10 PM

Sanctions Planned against Haredim who don't Serve

Those affected would be ineligible for National Insurance stipends and other benefits. Yeshivas to be targeted too.Gil Ronen, 6/6/2012, 5:39 PM

IDF: We Need the Hareidi Men

The IDF has a shortage of thousands of soldiers, a brigadier general tells the Plesner Committee.Gil Ronen, 5/29/2012, 10:05 AM

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 joinGabe Kahn, 5/21/2012, 5:21 PM

UTJ Bill Seeks to End Conscription

UTJ chairman Israel Eichler's last ditch effort to exempt yeshiva students from IDF is a law that would create a volunteer army.Gabe Kahn, 5/16/2012, 10:24 PM

Hareidi Enlistment: Shas won't Cooperate

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef nixes the idea of sending a representative to the Plesner Committee. Shas to present its own alternative to Tal Law..Gil Ronen, 5/14/2012, 5:48 PM

MK Yochanan Plesner to Head Tal Law Talks

Coalition talks aimed at drafting a replacement for the Tal Law will begin next week; government wants to present draft within ten weeks.Gabe Kahn, 5/11/2012, 12:37 PM

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.'Gabe Kahn, 5/8/2012, 8:41 PM

Unity Gov't Renders 'Suckers' Protest Irrelevant

The new unity government plans to replace the Tal Law by July, rendering the 'suckers tent' protest invalid.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 5/8/2012, 6:43 AM

IDF Preparing to Integrate More Hareidi Soldiers

As the controversy over the annulled Tal Law continues, the IDF prepares for a new law that will expand recruitment of hareidim.Elad Benari, 5/7/2012, 4:15 AM

Reason for Elections: Beinisch and Iran

TV Channel 2 reporter makes clear that the election was forced by outgoing judge in Tal Law ruling.Gil Ronen, 5/6/2012, 5:50 PM

Lieberman: At Least 90 Votes Against Tal Law

FM 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 soGabe Kahn, 5/3/2012, 4:46 PM

Elections Will Extend Tal Law into December

Early elections will mean the Tal Law will stand until 90 days into the next Knesset.Gabe Kahn, 5/2/2012, 9:10 PM

Shas to Lapid: Try Studying More Seriously

The Shas party criticizes Yair Lapid's alternative to the Tal Law, says the public is tired of Lapid's 'language games.'Elad Benari, 5/2/2012, 3:13 AM

Lapid Outlines 'Service for Everyone' Plan

Yair Lapid outlines his alternative to the Tal Law: Give the hareidim an exemption for 5 years, then have everyone serve.Elad Benari, 5/2/2012, 1:18 AM