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Vizhnitzer Rebbe Tells Young Men to Ignore IDF Summons

The instructions signal a break from the longstanding hareidi policy, to report to recruitment offices.Haim Lev, Gil Ronen, 4/22/2014, 1:44 PM

Hareidim Gather in Streets Saturday Night to Protest IDF Draft

Hareidi protesters take extreme measures to protest the arrest of man who ignored draft summons.Rachel Benaim, 4/13/2014, 6:32 AM

Hareidi Leader: We Will Continue to Fight the Draft Law

Hareidim will continue to evade army service, says leader of the hareidi struggle against the new draft law.Arutz Sheva North America, 4/11/2014, 10:23 PM

Torah Students Dragged to Jail in Purim Skit

Chassidic Purim celebration includes comedy skit where Torah student is taken to prison.Maayana Miskin, 3/17/2014, 8:58 AM

Bennett Praises 'Historic Law' in Video Statement

Jewish Home Chairman hails new law for easing hareidi entrance to job market and army.Ari Yashar, 3/12/2014, 1:11 PM

MK on Enlistment Bill's 'Anti-Hareidi Message'

MK Chetboun warns Enlistment Bill will rip Israeli society apart, says he ‘won’t play Yesh Atid’s game.’Maayana Miskin, 3/11/2014, 9:38 PM

Coalition MK to Vote No on ‘Anti-Religious’ Enlistment Bill

MK Chetboun’s surprise opposition to ‘anti-religious’ enlistment bill is the first crack in Coalition discipline.Maayana Miskin, 3/11/2014, 8:11 PM

Lapid: Time for Hareidi Men to Do Their Part

Lapid: Vote on hareidi enlistment is a vote for government power over ‘multi-cultural circus.’Maayana Miskin, 3/11/2014, 6:44 PM

Hareidi Viewpoint: Unraveled Knit Kippot

The soul of our nation is as crucial as its body.Prof. Shmuel Neumann, 3/11/2014, 2:57 PM

Hareidim in New York Protest Draft Law

Thousands of hareidim gathered in Manhattan to protest against the new Israeli draft law which will force yeshiva students to enlist.Uzi Baruch, New York, 3/10/2014, 12:14 AM

Clip Returns Fire On 'Official' Hareidi Protest Video

New clip flips propaganda video around, shows hareidi soldiers juxtaposed with 'worthless pursuits' of hareidi protesters.Ari Yashar, 3/7/2014, 1:28 PM

Hareidi Protest Clip Targets Soldiers, Causes Ire

'Official clip' of hareidi anti-enlistment protest suggests serving national security is a 'worthless pursuit.'Ari Yashar, 3/5/2014, 11:57 AM

Foreign Ministry: Chabad ‘Civilian Service’ is Illegal

Ministry rejects Shaked Committee’s plan to count Chabad emissaries toward ‘hareidi service’ goal.Maayana Miskin, 3/4/2014, 7:59 PM

Podcast: Diverse Voices Speak Out on Massive Draft Rally

Hear exclusive coverage from the scene of the massive 'Ateres' prayer vigil plus phone calls from concerned Israelis.Ben Bresky, Tamar Yonah & INR, 3/3/2014, 3:34 PM

US Hareidi Leader: IDF Enlistment is Inevitable

The hareidi political establishment is proud of Sunday's mass rally, but hareidi leaders in the US aren't so sure it was a good thing.David Lev, 3/3/2014, 8:49 AM

Rabbi Ronsky: Cannot Understand Those Going to Protest

Rabbi Avihai Ronsky, former IDF Chief Rabbi, said Sunday that Religious Zionists had no place at Sunday's mass hareidi protestDavid Lev, 3/2/2014, 3:37 PM

Bennett: Torah Students Will Not Go to Jail, Period

Economy Minister says the planned hareidi rally against the new draft law is unnecessary. "Military service is a mitzvah, not a decree."Elad Benari, 3/2/2014, 3:32 AM

Hareidim Threaten Mass Exodus from Israel if Draft Law Passes

The Belz Hassidic community is threatening a "mass emigration from Israel" if hareidim are forced to join the army.Elad Benari, Canada, 2/28/2014, 11:25 PM

Rabbi, Students: No Place for Zionists at Hareidi Rally

Yeshiva students, former IDF Chief Rabbi, urge religious-Zionists who are planning to attend hareidi rally to reconsider.Maayana Miskin, 2/28/2014, 1:13 AM

Mammoth Hareidi Protest Planned for Sunday

No vehicles will be allowed to proceed toward Jerusalem from Latrun, from 1:00 p.m. onward.Gil Ronen, 2/27/2014, 4:41 PM

MKs’ Wives to Sarah Netanyahu: Be Our Esther

Wives of hareidi MKs urge Sarah Netanyahu to sway her husband’s heart regarding hareidi enlistment.Maayana Miskin, 2/27/2014, 12:03 PM

IDF ‘Deathly Afraid’ of Hareidi Enlistment, MK Accuses

Yesh Atid MK accuses IDF of avoiding hareidi enlistment; MKs seek to define ‘hareidi’ for new law.Maayana Miskin, 2/25/2014, 7:03 PM

Approved: Criminal Sanctions for Hareidi Draft Dodgers

Shaked Committee approves criminal sanctions on hareidim who evade army service. MK Yogev demands a re-vote.Elad Benari, 2/19/2014, 11:34 PM

Commentator Calls for ‘Funerals in Bnei Brak’

Controversy on Channel 2 as commentator says he wants to see dead soldiers from Bnei Brak.Maayana Miskin, 2/16/2014, 10:08 AM

MKs Mull Compromise on Criminal Sanctions for Non-Enlisters

MK Omer Bar Lev floats plan that would postpone implementation of law on hareidi enlistment by a year.Gil Ronen, 2/13/2014, 11:01 AM

Hareidi Activists: Say No to Soldier Costumes

Will hareidi boys no longer dress up as IDF soldiers? Activists argue that popular costumes ‘won’t bring joy’ this Purim.Maayana Miskin, 2/12/2014, 9:04 AM

Bennett: We're Making History

Jewish Home chairman hails the new draft law as “an historic change”. Shaked Committee to begin voting Monday on new draft law.Elad Benari, 2/10/2014, 6:12 AM

Wortzman: Coalition Agreement Says No Criminal Sanctions

Deputy Education Minister reminds Lapid that he agreed not to impose criminal sanctions on hareidi draft evaders.Elad Benari, 2/10/2014, 2:41 AM

Hareidi MKs to Lapid: Go Ahead, Quit

"We would be delighted if Lapid resigns from the government," says MK Moses in response to Finance Minister's threats.Elad Benari, 2/9/2014, 4:31 AM

Lapid: No Criminal Sanctions on Hareidim, No Coalition

Lapid says new enlistment law will pass, demands it include punishment. On peace talks, 'after evictions we'll all be different people.'Ari Yashar, 2/8/2014, 9:09 PM

170 Hareidi Soldiers Sworn In Amid Protests

170 new hareidi soldiers join the Nahal Hareidi, as thousands protest new draft law and cutting of funding to yeshivas.Elad Benari, Canada, 2/7/2014, 10:51 PM

Protest Video: 'We'll Survive Our Stupid Country'

Hareidi MK warns pressuring of hareidim will lead to extremism, accuses Lapid of playing with fire for political gain.Ari Yashar, 2/7/2014, 12:58 PM

Hareidim Burn Police Car in Ashdod

Video shows hareidim torching squad car as thousands of hareidim protest in Jerusalem, Bnei Brak and Ashdod.Gil Ronen, 2/6/2014, 8:37 PM

Hareidim Protest Yeshiva Funding Freeze: 'We're Ready for War'

Thousands of hareidim take to the streets in Jerusalem and Bnei Brak over freezing yeshiva funding, decry 'spiritual holocaust'.Ari Yashar, 2/6/2014, 5:19 PM

Yeshiva Head Says Lapid Funding Cut Shows True Intentions

Rabbi Ronsky: Lapid’s stance on yeshiva budgets - including those whose students enlisted - brings his intent into question.Maayana Miskin, 2/6/2014, 3:45 PM

Shas MK Slams ‘Outrageous Persecution’ of Yeshivas

MK Nissim Ze'ev urges gov't to reconsider, says hareidi army service can happen ‘without or sanctions.’Maayana Miskin, 2/6/2014, 9:46 AM

Lapid Retroactively Cuts Yeshiva Funding

Lapid utilizes technicality to take back February funding and ensure Supreme Court ruling against hareidi yeshivas is carried out.Ari Yashar, 2/5/2014, 3:15 PM

Hareidi MK: Supreme Court 'Declared War On Us'

MK Gafni charges Supreme Court of 'never ruling in favor of hareidi public,' sees recent ruling against yeshiva funding as 'culture war.'Ari Yashar, 2/5/2014, 11:54 AM

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

Bennett: Court’s Intervention Just Makes This Harder

Minister Naftali Bennett says the Supreme Court is making it harder, not easier, to enlist hareidi men in the army.Maayana Miskin, 2/5/2014, 1:13 AM

Anti-Hareidi Activists Hail Court Ruling to Defund Yeshivas

Proponents of hareidi enlistment say Supreme Court 'put an end to the injustice' of funding yeshivas whose students don't serve in IDF.Maayana Miskin, 2/4/2014, 10:04 PM

Supreme Court: No Govt. Funds if Hareidi Students Don’t Enlist

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

Bennett: Jewish Home Could Leave Coalition Over Kerry Plan

Bennett rejects coalition 'soap opera,' says will leave coalition if peace deal doesn't meet his party's values.Ari Yashar, 2/4/2014, 3:03 PM

Yaalon: Hareidi Brigade Successful Beyond Expectations

Defense Minister praises majority-hareidi brigade on its anniversary.Maayana Miskin, 1/22/2014, 2:44 AM

Lapid: Fire the Chief Rabbis

Finance Minister promises to fire Israel's chief rabbis over ruling that Jewish law forbids religious girls from enlisting in the IDF.Elad Benari, Canada, 1/10/2014, 8:29 PM

Chabad 'Shluchim' to Join National Service Program

Chabad emissaries who serve in Chabad houses worldwide, will be enrolled in the state's National Service program.David Lev, 1/6/2014, 4:10 PM

MK Stern Says Chabad Emissaries Should Count as National Service

As part of debate over hareidi enlistment, MK suggests Israel recognize Chabad youth who volunteer abroad as doing national service.Maayana Miskin, 12/31/2013, 2:32 PM

MK Porush Complains to US Ambassador About Draft 'Edict'

Israeli rabbis are headed to the US to stop the "edict" on drafting hareidi youths, MK Meir Porush wrote in a letter to the US ambassadorDavid Lev, 12/23/2013, 10:12 PM

Hareidi Brigade Wins IDF Chief of Staff Prize

Nahal Hareidi makes history by winning the prestigious prize for the first time, enjoys sharp rise in enlistment despite Knesset debates.Ari Yashar, Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/19/2013, 9:12 PM

Hareidim Protest Draft-Avoiders' Arrest

Hundreds of hareidim gathered outside the military prison where two 18-year-olds were jailed.Gil Ronen, 12/9/2013, 2:44 PM

MK Calls on IDF To Be Gentle With Yeshiva Student Arrests

In light of protests over draft-dodging arrest, MK David Azoulay calls for IDF to proceed with caution in dealing with yeshiva students.Tova Dvorin, 12/6/2013, 8:27 AM

Protest, Clashes as Hareidi Youth Arrested over Draft

Arrest of hareidi youth who failed to report to induction office sparks violent protests.Maayana Miskin, 12/5/2013, 5:23 PM

Rabbi Laments: MKs are Killing Hareidi Enlistment

The government’s attempt to push hareidi men into the army is causing them to leave in droves, former IDF rabbi warns.Maayana Miskin, 11/28/2013, 9:58 AM

Bennett: Likud to Decide on Jail for Hareidi Draft Dodgers

Bennett: Likud will ultimately decide whether hareidi draft-dodgers are sent to jail, or receive economic sanctions instead.Maayana Miskin, 11/24/2013, 12:36 PM

Hareidi MK: Are We Still Allowed to Breathe?

Tempers high as MKs talk about punishing hareidi men who refuse to join the army. MK: Can we still breathe?Maayana Miskin, 11/5/2013, 10:21 PM

Hareidi, Secular MKs Threaten 'Culture War'

Debate on sanctions against hareidi men who do not enlist turns ugly.Gil Ronen, 11/5/2013, 4:18 PM

Hareidi Soldiers Among Most Active in Fighting Terror

Hareidi-religious soldiers in Netzach Yehuda had the most ‘encounters’ this year, MKs learn.Maayana Miskin & Ari Soffer, 10/25/2013, 8:34 AM