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Netanyahu: I Won't Give in to Blackmail

As talks of an election continue, Netanyahu indicates he won't hesitate to go to elections if he is "blackmailed" by coalition partners.Elad Benari, 4/29/2012, 5:40 AM

Lieberman Threatens to Leave Coalition

"We are not hostages," Foreign Minister says, who expects support for his universal national service bill.Gil Ronen, 4/28/2012, 10:45 PM

Minister: Mandatory Service for Everyone

Minister Erdan visits protesting reservists, promises “equal distribution of the burden.” Maayana Miskin, 4/22/2012, 7:07 PM

Demonstrators: End Mandatory IDF Service

Demonstrators in Tel Aviv call to change the mandatory military service, turn the IDF into a professional volunteer army.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 3/2/2012, 5:12 AM

Lieberman: Not Even One More Hour for Tal Law

FM Avigdor Lieberman says he won't allow the Tal Law to be extended 'even by one hour.'Gabe Kahn., 2/27/2012, 7:22 PM

Haredi MK: Tal Ruling is a 'Hit and Run' by Judge

Deputy Health Minister Litzman says outgoing High Court president Beinisch purposely left decision to end of term.Gil Ronen, 2/27/2012, 12:06 PM

Lieberman: Tal Law Issue Could Bring Down Gov't

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman warned a solution to the Tal Law impasse must be found - or the gov't could fall.Gabe Kahn., 2/23/2012, 6:54 PM

Letter: Yeshiva Students to Avoid IDF at All Costs

Top hareidi religious Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach has issued a ruling that yeshiva students 'must lay down their lives' rather than enter the IDF.David Lev, 2/23/2012, 5:10 PM

Yishai: One Year Before Tal Law Phased Out

Interior Minister Eli Yishai insists the government needs at least a year to phase out the overturned Tal Law.Gabe Kahn., 2/23/2012, 3:58 PM

Gantz: Nuclear Iran is an Existential Threat

Chief of Staff Benny Gantz: A nuclear-armed Iran is an existential threat to Israel. The reality in the Middle East is very complex.Elad Benari, 2/23/2012, 1:16 AM

Court Bans ‘Tal Law’ for Religious Exemptions

Most political leaders welcome the High Court ruling Tuesday night that the “Tal Law” for religious exemptions from the IDF is illegal.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 2/22/2012, 8:16 AM

Netanyahu: Alternative to Tal Law in 6 Months

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is seeking more time to come up with an alternative to the controversial Tal Law.Gabe Kahn., 1/30/2012, 5:41 PM

Orlev: I will not support the Tal Law

Jewish Home faction head Zevulun Orlev says the Hesder programs prove Torah study and observance are no excuse to dodge IDF serviceGabe Kahn., 1/27/2012, 11:52 AM

Cabinet Defers Tal Law Debate to Knesset

The government of Prime Minister Netanyahu decided to open the debate on the Tal Law to the full Knesset. Rabbi Melamed speaks his mind..Gabe Kahn., 1/26/2012, 10:07 PM

UTJ Emergency Session over Conscription to IDF

Under pressure from Barak, Netanyahu said he would not extend IDF exemption for hareidim.Gil Ronen, 1/18/2012, 7:51 PM

Knesset Taskforce: Dump Tal Law

A Knesset committee says the Tal Law for hareidi-religious enlistment has failed, and calls for full enlistment by 2016.Maayana Miskin, 1/16/2011, 10:25 PM

The IDF's Status Quo

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