Support program for 'Lone' National Service volunteers

Israel opens support program to help female volunteers who came from abroad to serve in Israel's Sherut Leumi.Marcy Oster, JTA, 5/12/2019, 9:23 PM

'Why did they have to knock in middle of the night?'

Aunt of Ori Ansbacher wonders why it was necessary to wake up the family to inform them of terrorist's capture.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/10/2019, 11:40 AM

Yes to National Service, no to military coercion'

Religious girls demonstrate against Education Ministry decision to fund groups that encourage them to join the IDF.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/15/2019, 7:11 PM

The 'Unit 8200' of women's national service

National service program modeled on elite IDF tech unit enlists young religious women to find technological solutions to social problems.Sam Sokol, JTA, 12/25/2018, 2:20 PM

Emunah Women's leader slams MK for 'violent invective'

Emunah Chair demands apology for slandering National Service girls. 'Jewish consciousness was years before Education Minister Bennett.'Benny Toker, 12/3/2018, 3:54 PM

Left-wing organizations retain status in National Service

Senior Justice Ministry official says status of leftist organizations should not be harmed despite position and criticism of State and army.Mordechai Sones, 8/22/2018, 7:00 PM

'Finance Minister harming National Service to save money'

Minister Uri Ariel says he was caught off guard by Finance Ministry's appeal against bill to save National Service.Benny Toker, 6/14/2018, 11:44 PM

Finance minister declares war on national service

Minister Kahlon files appeal against MK Smotrich's bill on national service. Now the ball is in PM Netanyahu's court.Hezki Baruch, 6/13/2018, 6:26 PM

B'Tselem's national service rights frozen

Head of National Service Authority revokes radical organization's national service rights after refusal to clarify call to refuse orders.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/29/2018, 10:25 PM

Unprecedented: Haredi to do National Service in the Mossad

Haredi National Service volunteer joins the Mossad, with a second volunteer expected to join him next year.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/25/2018, 2:08 PM

B'Tselem to continue utilizing National Service volunteers

National Service Director faces resistance after summoning director of organization calling on soldiers to refuse orders.Mordechai Sones, 4/9/2018, 6:46 PM

National Service at B'Tselem to end?

National Service Authority considers canceling NGO's eligibility to utilize volunteers following call to soldiers to disobey orders.Mordechai Sones, 4/5/2018, 12:19 PM

'Change the anthem and forget the Nationality Law'

Supreme Court Deputy Chief Justice calls on State to change the words of Hatikva to omit "Jewish soul" yearning for Zion.Mordechai Sones, 1/31/2018, 1:43 PM

National Service for Amnesty International to continue

The National Service's legal advisor announced that he has no intention of canceling Amnesty's status to receive National Service volunteersArutz Sheva Staff, 12/15/2017, 9:52 AM

'Girls benefit immensely from this'

Justice Minister addresses graduates of girls preparatory school before they begin their national service.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/29/2017, 6:41 PM

Likud minister: We'll see more haredi policemen soon

Public Security Minister Erdan says haredi National Service volunteers save lives.Hezki Baruch, 6/21/2017, 10:42 AM

'We've managed to regulate National Service'

Knesset committee approves law removing foreign-funded anti-Israel NGOs from list of approved National Service options.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/8/2017, 9:19 AM

Bill to increase national service grants for yeshiva students

Bill seeks to make it easier for haredim to volunteer for national service, equalize payment for all who perform national serviceArutz Sheva Staff, 2/19/2017, 9:46 PM

Bill to stop national service for foreign-funded NGOs advances

Bill to prevent organizations which receive most of their funding from foreign governments from receiving national service benefits advancesArutz Sheva Staff, 12/11/2016, 4:48 PM

Proposal to cut off leftist NGOs from National Service

Likud MK submits law cancelling National Service positions in foreign-funded NGOs.Hezki Baruch, 10/31/2016, 11:20 AM

Ariel: National service against the state? Not on my watch

Minister of Agriculture says he will forbid national service volunteers from serving in pro-BDS organizations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/6/2016, 4:46 AM

'National Service against the state? Madness.'

A new proposed law by MK Amir Ohana would cancel National Service appointments to organizations funded mainly by foreign countriesHezki Baruch, 8/30/2016, 10:12 AM

Fraud suspected in National Service organizations

Police raid offices of organizations responsible for placing participants in civilian National Service programs.Shlomo Pyotrovsky, 8/29/2016, 2:57 PM

Number of haredi recruits to national service plummets

Despite growth in the number of army recruits, steep decline in number of haredim joining civilian national service.Ben Shaul, 8/8/2016, 11:26 AM

'Latent racism' exists in some national service programs

The Chairman of National Service, Sar-Shalom Gerbi, refused to name the institutions that won't accept Ethiopian volunteers.Reut Hadar, 8/3/2016, 8:05 AM

MK Ohana: Why do anti-IDF groups count for National Service?

Following revelation of anti-IDF NGOs inside Israel, MK Ohana asks to verify that the government isn't paying for their volunteers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/30/2016, 4:00 PM

13% more Israeli Arabs volunteered for National Service in 2015

Despite intimidation, Shluchot organization says more Israeli Arab youths taking the 'leap' to join government programs.Yaakov Levi, 11/26/2015, 1:36 PM

IDF Pushing Religious Girls Away from National Service

An educator says that the military wants religious women to serve in uniform, instead of the civilian National Service.Benny Tucker, 7/15/2015, 11:00 AM

'The State Funds Enemies of Israel, Not Defenders of Israel'

Nationalist activist notes paradox as national service directorate gives funds to radical leftist NGOs defaming Israel but not Lehava.Benny Toker, 6/26/2015, 3:24 PM

Minister Ariel: Left Shouldn't Celebrate Just Yet

Despite A-G claim that national service ban to far-left NGOs is 'illegal,' Uri Ariel determined not to fund groups working against Israel.Hezki Baruch, 6/25/2015, 11:16 AM

AG Nixes Plan to Kick Far-Left NGO from National Service

A plan by Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel to pull National Service funding for leftist group B'Tselem is 'illegal,' government lawyer says.Yaakov Levi, 6/25/2015, 9:02 AM

Helping Lone National Service Volunteers Hit the Ground Running

Beshvil, founded just four years ago, responds to growing movement of hundreds of girls volunteering for national service in Israel.Gedalyah Reback, 4/26/2015, 5:38 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

Jewish Heritage Center Recruits National Service Volunteers

Orientation event for girls interested in National Service for Zehut, a center for informal Jewish education and identity, held Tuesday.Yoni Kempinski, Tova Dvorin, 1/1/2014, 10:44 PM

Hareidim Call to Boycott Bennett's National Service Event

Members of the hareidi religious community serving in National Service units will boycott an appearance by Naftali Bennett.David Lev, 12/12/2013, 10:44 AM

National Service 'Veterans' to Get IDF-Style Benefits Under Law

A new law will provide IDF-style benefits to "veterans" of the National and Civilian Services, said MK Yariv LevinDavid Lev, 10/27/2013, 4:51 PM

Israelis Debate Mandatory Arab Participation in National Service

Israeli lawmakers continue to debate the pros and cons of mandatory integration of Israeli Arabs into the national service program.Chana Ya'ar, 6/9/2013, 12:36 PM

After Visiting Poland, Arab Youth Discuss Holocaust's Impact

Dozens of Arab youths in the National Service participated in a Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony, and discussed the sad eventsDavid Lev, 4/8/2013, 4:08 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

Praise for 'Service Soldiers' as Work Begins

15,000 service volunteers begin work. “No less than soldiers defending homeland,” minister says. Maayana Miskin, 9/2/2011, 12:10 PM

Free Tuition to IDF Soldiers

Government approves plan to offer tuition-free higher education to soldiers in the Negev, Galilee, Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, 9/14/2010, 5:42 AM

National Service, National Marrow Bank to Work Together

National service coordinators to work with bone marrow donor registry, hoping for over 13,000 new people registered per year.Maayana Miskin, 7/19/2010, 12:28 PM

National Service: Volunteerism or Business?

As National Service organizations struggle with budget cuts, the program's founder accuses them of turning volunteerism into business.Maayana Miskin, 10/16/2009, 9:06 AM