Bill: Expand Hesder Track Active Service to Two YearsLabor MK behind bill seeks to right 'historic distortion' of soldiers' rights, he claims, by scaling back state support for Torah study.
State Defends Hareidi Draft Amid Legal BattleThree petitions submitted to the High Court provoke firm state response: the draft law is here to stay.
Lapid: Time for Hareidi Men to Do Their PartLapid: Vote on hareidi enlistment is a vote for government power over ‘multi-cultural circus.’
Enlistment Opponents ‘Holding Hareidi Men Back,’ MK SaysEnlistment bill will help the Torah world flourish, MK Shaked declares. She tells hareidi MKs: I expect an apology.
Peace Deal 'Moving Further Away,' Says NetanyahuPM says PA's refusal to recognize Jewish state is a 'deal-breaker' for talks; calls for a strong government.
Governance Bill Changes Too Much, Too Soon, Says ExpertPolitical scientist speaks to Arutz Sheva on Opposition's resistance to the bill, why political decisions need to be implemented over time.
MK Reveals Jewish Home’s ‘Hidden’ Pro-Hareidi WorkJewish Home MK recounts victories in battle to make enlistment law more hareidi-friendly.
'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.'
Deal Between Likud and Yesh AtidNetanyahu supported criminal sanctions on hareidi evaders of army service in exchange for the appointment of MK Hanegbi to key committee.
Shaked Committee Debates: Who is a Hareidi Jew?Can the State determine a person's religiosity? MKs grapple with the issue.
Netanyahu Stresses Unity, Action Against Iran in Cabinet MeetingPrime Minister opens his weekly cabinet meeting stressing unity - both of the Jewish people at home, and of the West against Iran.
'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.'
Peres: The Goal - Keeping Israel JewishPeres in exclusive interview to Arutz Sheva on peace talks, hareidi enlistment.
'Netanyahu Deceived Us'Hareidi MK spits fire at the Prime Minister over criminal sanctions enactment in interview to Arutz Sheva.
Shaked Committee Vote Frozen Over Hesder Yeshiva FiascoPrime Minister freezes Shaked Committee vote on sanctions for draft-dodging after controversy erupts over length of Hesder service.
Criminal Sanctions for Hareidi Draft-Dodgers - After 6 MonthsThe Shaked Committee reaches a compromise on hareidi draft-dodgers.
Netanyahu: Jews Won’t Go to Jail for Learning TorahPrime Minister comes out against criminal sanctions on hareidi enlistment. ‘I won’t be a part of sending Jews to jail for Torah study.’
Feiglin: Lapid’s ‘Contribution’ was a Loss to ArmyMK Feiglin slams equal service ‘stupidity,’ warns of ‘hidden unemployment’ that drains IDF’s power.
MK Lipman Urges Criminal Sanctions for Hareidi Draft-DodgingMK Dov Lipman supports criminal sanctions for hareidi draft-dodgers, asks: why should they be different from anyone else?
Committee: IDF Service for Men Down to 32 MonthsShaked Committee shortens army service for men, MK Yogev warns of 'unprofessional, irresponsible decision.'
Zionist, Hareidi Yeshivas Join Forces to Fight Funding CutsAssociations for Yeshivas across the religious spectrum join to petition High Court to cancel funding cuts for Torah study.
Legal Expert: Draft Law 'Shameful, Scandalous' - and IneffectiveAttorney Yoram Sheftel slams the Equal Burden Law calling for hareidi draft, claims it will encourage more men to dodge the draft.
Yeshiva Head Says Lapid Funding Cut Shows True IntentionsRabbi Ronsky: Lapid’s stance on yeshiva budgets - including those whose students enlisted - brings his intent into question.
Anti-Hareidi Activists Hail Court Ruling to Defund YeshivasProponents of hareidi enlistment say Supreme Court 'put an end to the injustice' of funding yeshivas whose students don't serve in IDF.
Supreme Court: No Govt. Funds if Hareidi Students Don’t EnlistSupreme Court rules government must not fund yeshivas for students who have not enlisted in the IDF.
Slashed Hareidi Budgets Blamed on ‘Fundamental Hate’Hareidi MK: decision to cut budgets for hareidi men – while funding draft dodgers – proves the real problem is hatred.
IDF to Cut 40% of Non-Army PersonnelMove to affect non-IDF military personnel, such as police, Mossad, and the Shin Bet. Hareidim may replace lost manpower.
MK Calls on IDF To Be Gentle With Yeshiva Student ArrestsIn light of protests over draft-dodging arrest, MK David Azoulay calls for IDF to proceed with caution in dealing with yeshiva students.
Protest, Clashes as Hareidi Youth Arrested over DraftArrest of hareidi youth who failed to report to induction office sparks violent protests.
Hundreds of Hareidi Israelis Protest For Release of Draft-DodgerHundreds demonstrate outside of Prison 6, where yeshiva student is being held for dodging draft; Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach in attendance.
R' Rontzki: A Hareidi Soldier Will Remain HareidiFormer 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.
Rabbi Laments: MKs are Killing Hareidi EnlistmentThe government’s attempt to push hareidi men into the army is causing them to leave in droves, former IDF rabbi warns.
Gantz: A Hareidi Soldier in IDF Will Leave IDF HareidiIn Shaked Committee meeting, IDF Chief of Staff states 'The IDF does not see the hareidi-religious community as an enemy.'
Official: Slow Progress on Equal Service Law ProblematicHareidi-religious Israelis may not have the option to fulfill their obligations to the state in the National Service, official warns.
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?
Court Proposes Compromise on Hareidi EnlistmentHigh Court proposes compromise as group files suit over delay in hareidi enlistment.
‘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.’
‘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.
Air Force Gets Inside Look at the Hareidi WorldAir Force commanders prepare for new hareidi-religious recruits with a tour of Jerusalem’s Chassidic communities.
Hareidi MK: If Govt. Forces Enlistment, Israel Won’t be Our HomeHareidi MK: If Torah students are forced to enlist, ‘We will tell the world this isn’t the place for Torah observant Jews.’
ZAKA Head: Hareidi World Lacks LeadershipZAKA head explains why the secular and hareidi-religious communities cannot understand each other.
Hareidi IDF Rabbi: Forced Enlistment? This Means WarHareidi IDF rabbi, Nachal Hareidi co-founder, threatens zero cooperation if government tries to force enlistment.
Danon: We Won’t Be Party to Anti-Hareidi IncitementDanon says Likud will stick up for hareidi Israelis, will insist on changes to ‘equal burden of service’ law.
Livni Dissatisfied with Agreement on Hesder TrackJustice Minister Tzipi Livni says that soldiers in the hesder track should serve for the same length of time as hareidi soldiers.
Lapid to Hareidi Men: We Need YouLapid tells hareidi men, ‘If Iran gets a nuclear bomb, it’s happening to you, too.’
Perry Committee: Treat Hareidi Men who Don’t Enlist as CriminalsPerry Committee votes for criminal sanctions for hareidi non-enlistment.
MK: Use Hareidi Money to Fund SoldiersFormer head of IDF Manpower: Instead of force, use hareidi money to reward soldiers. He rejects civilian service option.
MK Slams Lapid ‘Panic Attack’ on EconomyLabor MK slams Lapid as he drops planned meetings in favor of hareidi enlistment debate. ‘No celebrity discount.’
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.’
MK Eichler: Abolish Mandatory IDF ServiceCancellation of the mandatory service and turning the IDF into a professional army will end the "cultural war" against hareidim, says MK.
Netanyahu Asks Yaalon to Support New Draft LawPrime Minister asks Defense Minister to support new draft law, despite his opposition to criminal sanctions against draft evaders.
Perry Committee Ends Meeting Without AgreementLate night meeting of the Perry Committee ends because of an argument over criminal sanctions against hareidim who evade service.
Livni’s Party to Vote to Extend Hesder ServiceJustice Minister says her party will support Equal Burden of Service recommendations only if they include Hesder.
Ministers Expected to Oppose ‘Anti-Hareidi’ Perry ReportThe Perry Committee’s recommendations are expected to face strong opposition. MK: It looks like an anti-hareidi campaign.
Ariel: Equal Burden Should Apply to Everyone, Arabs TooHousing Minister Uri Ariel says his party intends to demand legislation be introduced requiring Arabs to enlist in the army.
MK: Hareidi Men Will Marry Young, Avoid ServiceMK says proposed solution for hareidi military service will be no solution at all, thanks to early marriage in hareidi community.
Report: Israeli NGOs Against IDF VeteransIsrael-based organizations are thwarting attempts to reward soldiers and to encourage ‘equal burden of service.’