Lapid: We're done being suckers

Yesh Atid chairman praises Supreme Court decision to strike down law exempting haredi yeshiva students from military service.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/12/2017, 10:14 PM

'Supreme Court is eager for the apocalypse'

Haredi MKs slam court decision to strike down law exempting yeshiva students from IDF service. 'Court disconnected from Jewish tradition.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/12/2017, 7:13 PM

Haredi youth arrested for opposing IDF draft

Dozens of haredim arrive to protest arrest of anti-draft activist.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/17/2017, 9:50 AM

Decreased motivation for combat unit service

Last draft for third time in row sees downward trend in request for combat service, marking decade low.Mordechai Sones, 8/16/2017, 10:57 AM

Indictment filed against haredi traffic blockers

Jerusalem District Attorney files indictment against nine haredi protesters.Shlomo Pyutrikovsky, 4/9/2017, 2:14 PM

Legal hotline helps religious girls harassed at draft office

Organization opens hotline for religious girls illegally called to aggressive examination to 'prove' religiosity for draft exemption.Orli Harari, 4/6/2017, 11:29 AM

Watch: Thousands of haredim protest in Jerusalem

Thousands of anti-draft demonstrators are gathered in central Jerusalem. Traffic is blocked in the surrounding area.Hezki Baruch, 3/28/2017, 8:28 PM

Yeshiva students ordered to report for draft - on Purim

Haredi yeshiva students say Defense Ministry has ordered them to show up at induction centers during the Purim holiday.David Rosenberg, 3/10/2017, 10:01 AM

Deputy Defense Minister offers solution to Purim draft date

Deputy Defense Minister asks IDF to postpone draft of those whose induction falls on Purim; Army to allow postponement.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/13/2017, 7:57 PM

Here's how haredi men get out of serving in the IDF

Police uncover deception enabling dozens of haredi men to wrongly claim psychiatric exemptions from IDF.Ido Ben Porat, 2/12/2017, 10:38 AM

Shaked: I begged Lapid to give up on forced conscription

Lapid and Shaked exchange barbs on Facebook. Shaked says Lapid's policies pushed haredim away from army service.Gary Willig, 10/9/2016, 9:18 PM

Teens attack police at 'draft party'

When they answered a noise complaint, police officers did not expect to find underage drinkers at a "draft party" - who attacked them.Rachel Kaplan, 8/21/2016, 1:18 PM

Soldiers get contraceptives as induction present

Newly-drafted soldiers find that contraceptives have been added to the list of hygiene products in their induction care package.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/31/2016, 11:14 PM

Activist: Prosecute Arab List Head for Inciting Against IDF

Amit Barak of Im Tirzu accuses Ayman Odeh, head of the United Arab List, of inciting Israeli citizens not to serve in the IDF.Moshe Cohen, 2/26/2015, 9:58 AM

Hareidi IDF Recruitment on the Rise

13.5% of soldiers hareidi, up from 8.5% in 2004 - but hareidi cities still contributed the fewest soldiers to the Army in 2014.Tova Dvorin, 11/12/2014, 7:35 PM

Hareidi IDF Enrollment Shoots Up

The numbers don't lie: More hareidi yeshiva students than ever are enrolling in the IDFMoshe Cohen, 9/7/2014, 9:56 PM

Arab Summit to Back Rejection of 'Jewish state'

Kuwait summit expected to stand by Mahmoud Abbas, PA stubbornness in peace talks with Israel.Tova Dvorin and AFP, 3/25/2014, 11:31 AM

Hareidi MK: IDF Draft is Violence Against Women

Hareidi MK says mandatory draft for women, religious or secular, is a form of ‘serious violence.’Maayana Miskin, 3/4/2014, 10:01 PM

Yitzhak Rabin Finally Gets Israeli Citizenship

Jordanian-born teenager named after slain Israeli prime minister can finally fulfill his dream to serve in IDF after battling bureaucracy.Tova Dvorin , 2/19/2014, 5:22 PM

Lapid: Hareidi Israelis Are Our Brothers

Yair Lapid says he understands the anger in the hareidi community over the draft bill, but insists it was the 'right thing to do'.David Lev, 2/10/2014, 4:33 PM

MK Shaked: No Deal Yet to Charge Yeshiva Students on Draft

MK Ayelet Shaked (Jewish Home) denied reports that there had been agreement on including criminal penalties for yeshiva studentsDavid Lev, 2/6/2014, 10:02 AM

Bennett: No Need for Criminal Penalties on Hareidi Refuseniks

Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid are having a disagreement on how to deal with hareidim who refuse to serve in the IDFDavid Lev, 11/24/2013, 9:36 PM

Weinstein: Draft Religious Girls, Too

In order to really be "fair," said the Attorney General, the government needed to draft religious womenDavid Lev, 7/28/2013, 4:26 PM

Motivation Among IDF Recruits Near All-Time High

The vast majority of recruits in the IDF November draft have expressed a desire to become members of combat units. David Lev, 11/25/2012, 10:37 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

IDF Plans to Reduce Term of Enlistment

New non-combat soldiers soon may be looking forward to a discharge four months earlier if the IDF goes ahead with planned cuts.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/1/2012, 9:04 AM

Rabbi Elyashiv Tells Hareidim: No to College, Army Programs

Renowned hareidi sage, Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv reiterates traditional dictum against college and army programs for hareidi Jews.David Lev, 12/27/2011, 4:01 PM