Bill: Expand Hesder Active Service to 2 Years

Labor MK behind bill seeks to right 'historic distortion' of soldiers' rights, he claims, by scaling back state support for Torah study.Tova Dvorin, 11/2/2014, 8:25 AM

State Defends Hareidi Draft Amid Legal Battle

Three petitions submitted to the High Court provoke firm state response: the draft law is here to stay.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, Tova Dvorin, 10/6/2014, 5:18 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

Enlistment Opponents ‘Holding Hareidi Men Back'

Enlistment bill will help the Torah world flourish, MK Shaked declares. She tells hareidi MKs: I expect an apology.Maayana Miskin, 3/11/2014, 5:02 PM

Peace Deal 'Moving Further Away,' Says Netanyahu

PM says PA's refusal to recognize Jewish state is a 'deal-breaker' for talks; calls for a strong government.Tova Dvorin, 3/11/2014, 1:57 PM

Expert: Governance Bill Changes Too Much, Too Soon

Political scientist speaks to Arutz Sheva on Opposition's resistance to the bill, why political decisions need to be implemented over time.Tova Dvorin, 3/11/2014, 11:22 AM

MK Reveals Jewish Home’s ‘Hidden’ Pro-Hareidi Work

Jewish Home MK recounts victories in battle to make enlistment law more hareidi-friendly.Maayana Miskin, 3/6/2014, 11:52 AM

'Threats on My Life Don't Scare Me'

Yair Lapid issues statement on death threats, stresses that disagreements with the hareidi community are 'between brothers,' 'out of love.'Tova Dvorin, 2/26/2014, 9:45 PM

Deal Between Likud and Yesh Atid

Netanyahu supported criminal sanctions on hareidi evaders of army service in exchange for the appointment of MK Hanegbi to key committee.Tova Dvorin, 2/25/2014, 1:51 PM

Shaked Committee Debates: Who is a Hareidi Jew?

Can the State determine a person's religiosity? MKs grapple with the issue.Tova Dvorin, 2/24/2014, 4:59 PM

Netanyahu: Take Action Against Nuclear Iran

Prime Minister opens his weekly cabinet meeting stressing unity - both of the Jewish people at home, and of the West against Iran.Tova Dvorin, 2/23/2014, 1:31 PM

'We Will Fight Until the Death'

Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach declares intense opposition to hareidi draft law at anti-draft rally, encourages followers 'not to surrender.'Tova Dvorin, 2/23/2014, 8:04 AM

Peres: The Goal - Keeping Israel Jewish

Peres in exclusive interview to Arutz Sheva on peace talks, hareidi enlistment.Maayana Miskin, 2/20/2014, 2:13 PM

'Netanyahu Deceived Us'

Hareidi MK spits fire at the Prime Minister over criminal sanctions enactment in interview to Arutz Sheva.Tova Dvorin , 2/19/2014, 3:30 PM

Shaked Committee Frozen Over Hesder Yeshiva Fiasco

Prime Minister freezes Shaked Committee vote on sanctions for draft-dodging after controversy erupts over length of Hesder service.Tova Dvorin, 2/18/2014, 2:42 PM

Criminal Sanctions for Draft-Dodgers After Interim

The Shaked Committee reaches a compromise on hareidi draft-dodgers.Tova Dvorin, 2/18/2014, 9:46 AM

PM: Jews Won’t Go to Jail for Learning Torah

Prime Minister comes out against criminal sanctions on hareidi enlistment. ‘I won’t be a part of sending Jews to jail for Torah study.’Maayana Miskin and Ari Soffer, 2/13/2014, 12:11 PM

Feiglin: Lapid’s ‘Contribution’ was a Loss to Army

MK Feiglin slams equal service ‘stupidity,’ warns of ‘hidden unemployment’ that drains IDF’s power.Maayana Miskin, 2/11/2014, 7:23 PM

MK: Criminal Sanctions for Hareidi Draft-Dodging

MK Dov Lipman supports criminal sanctions for hareidi draft-dodgers, asks: why should they be different from anyone else?Tova Dvorin, 2/11/2014, 10:00 AM

Committee: IDF Service for Men Down to 32 Months

Shaked Committee shortens army service for men, MK Yogev warns of 'unprofessional, irresponsible decision.'Ari Yashar, 2/10/2014, 12:03 PM

Zionist, Hareidi Yeshivas Fight Funding Cuts

Associations for Yeshivas across the religious spectrum join to petition High Court to cancel funding cuts for Torah study.Tova Dvorin, 2/9/2014, 3:02 PM

Sheftel: Draft Law 'Shameful, Scandalous'

Attorney Yoram Sheftel slams the Equal Burden Law calling for hareidi draft, claims it will encourage more men to dodge the draft.Tova Dvorin, 2/7/2014, 1:59 PM

Yeshiva Head: Lapid Funding Cut Shows True Motives

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

Supreme Court Ruling ‘Put an End to the Injustice’

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 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

Slashed Budgets Blamed on ‘Fundamental Hate’

Hareidi MK: decision to cut budgets for hareidi men – while funding draft dodgers – proves the real problem is hatred.Maayana Miskin, 1/16/2014, 11:18 AM

IDF to Cut 40% of Staff Serving Outside Army Ranks

Move to affect non-IDF military personnel, such as police, Mossad, and the Shin Bet. Hareidim may replace lost manpower.Tova Dvorin, 12/11/2013, 7:39 PM

MK to IDF: 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

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

Hareidim Protest For Release of Draft-Dodger

Hundreds demonstrate outside of Prison 6, where yeshiva student is being held for dodging draft; Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach in attendance.Tova Dvorin , 12/4/2013, 4:29 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

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

Gantz: Hareidi Soldiers in IDF Will Remain Hareidi

In Shaked Committee meeting, IDF Chief of Staff states 'The IDF does not see the hareidi-religious community as an enemy.'Tova Dvorin, 11/27/2013, 10:48 PM

Official: Slow Progress on Equal Service a Problem

Hareidi-religious Israelis may not have the option to fulfill their obligations to the state in the National Service, official warns.David Lev, 11/10/2013, 4:40 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

Court Proposes Compromise on Hareidi Enlistment

High Court proposes compromise as group files suit over delay in hareidi enlistment.Maayana Miskin, 8/20/2013, 5:51 PM

‘A Law Won’t Make Hareidi Men Enlist’

Hareidi-religious MK, ‘Whoever thinks a law will force Torah students to enlist in the army is mistaken.’Maayana Miskin, 8/12/2013, 12:16 AM

‘Knesset, not Court, to Rule on Enlistment’

Attorney-General’s change would see Torah scholars enlist at 18, not 21. MK Shaked: Knesset will decide – not Supreme Court.Maayana Miskin, 8/11/2013, 3:04 PM

Air Force Gets Inside Look at the Hareidi World

Air Force commanders prepare for new hareidi-religious recruits with a tour of Jerusalem’s Chassidic communities.Maayana Miskin, 7/25/2013, 9:57 AM

Hareidi MK: Forced Enlistment? Israel Not Our Home

Hareidi MK: If Torah students are forced to enlist, ‘We will tell the world this isn’t the place for Torah observant Jews.’Maayana Miskin, 6/12/2013, 11:18 AM

ZAKA Head: Hareidi World Lacks Leadership

ZAKA head explains why the secular and hareidi-religious communities cannot understand each other.Maayana Miskin, 6/3/2013, 12:13 AM

Hareidi IDF Rabbi: Forced Enlistment Means War

Hareidi IDF rabbi, Nachal Hareidi co-founder, threatens zero cooperation if government tries to force enlistment.Maayana Miskin, 6/2/2013, 11:33 AM

Danon: We Won’t Be Party to Incitement

Danon says Likud will stick up for hareidi Israelis, will insist on changes to ‘equal burden of service’ law. Maayana Miskin, 5/31/2013, 12:12 PM

Livni Dissatisfied with Agreement on Hesder Track

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni says that soldiers in the hesder track should serve for the same length of time as hareidi soldiers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/30/2013, 6:13 AM

Lapid to Hareidi Men: We Need You

Lapid tells hareidi men, ‘If Iran gets a nuclear bomb, it’s happening to you, too.’Maayana Miskin, 5/29/2013, 12:54 PM

Perry Cttee: Criminalize Hareidi Non-Enlistment

Perry Committee votes for criminal sanctions for hareidi non-enlistment.Maayana Miskin, 5/29/2013, 10:32 AM

MK: Use Hareidi Money to Fund Soldiers

Former head of IDF Manpower: Instead of force, use hareidi money to reward soldiers. He rejects civilian service option.Maayana Miskin, 5/29/2013, 10:04 AM

MK Slams Lapid ‘Panic Attack’ on Economy

Labor MK slams Lapid as he drops planned meetings in favor of hareidi enlistment debate. ‘No celebrity discount.’Maayana Miskin, 5/28/2013, 2:49 PM

MKs Debate: What Does Torah Say about Enlistment?

Yesh Atid MK frustrated by what he calls ‘distortion of Torah,’ Shas MK argues, ‘Legislation won’t help.’Maayana Miskin, 5/28/2013, 2:06 PM

MK Eichler: Abolish Mandatory IDF Service

Cancellation of the mandatory service and turning the IDF into a professional army will end the "cultural war" against hareidim, says MK.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/28/2013, 2:16 AM

Netanyahu Asks Yaalon to Support New Draft Law

Prime Minister asks Defense Minister to support new draft law, despite his opposition to criminal sanctions against draft evaders.Elad Benari, 5/28/2013, 1:13 AM

Perry Committee Ends Meeting Without Agreement

Late night meeting of the Perry Committee ends because of an argument over criminal sanctions against hareidim who evade service.Elad Benari, 5/27/2013, 4:42 AM

Livni’s Party to Vote to Extend Hesder Service

Justice Minister says her party will support Equal Burden of Service recommendations only if they include Hesder. Maayana Miskin, 5/26/2013, 4:31 PM

Ministers Expected to Oppose ‘Anti-Hareidi’ Report

The Perry Committee’s recommendations are expected to face strong opposition. MK: It looks like an anti-hareidi campaign.Maayana Miskin, 5/26/2013, 12:52 PM

Ariel: Equal Burden Should Apply to Arabs Too

Housing Minister Uri Ariel says his party intends to demand legislation be introduced requiring Arabs to enlist in the army.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/24/2013, 9:38 PM

MK: Hareidi Men Will Marry Young, Avoid Service

MK says proposed solution for hareidi military service will be no solution at all, thanks to early marriage in hareidi community.Maayana Miskin, 5/24/2013, 2:10 PM

Report: Israeli NGOs Against IDF Veterans

Israel-based organizations are thwarting attempts to reward soldiers and to encourage ‘equal burden of service.’Maayana Miskin, 5/19/2013, 10:59 AM