C'tee to Bring Hareidi, Arab Men to 'Share Burden'A new government committee will look for ways to bring hareidi-religious, Arabs into military or civilian service.
Bennett: Employment More Important Than BurdenEconomy and Trade Minister says that ensuring employment for all Israelis is more important than equal burden in army service.
Appeal to Bennett: Don’t Push Hareidi Jews AwayFormer Yesha official calls on Bennett not to push away hareidi Jews for Yair Lapid’s sake.
Purim ‘Thank You’ for Hareidi, Bedouin SoldiersPro-unity group gives Purim gifts to hareidi, Bedouin soldiers. The goal: to boost those already ‘sharing the burden.’
Zoabi: Army Draft for Arabs? Prepare the PrisonsIsrael should “prepare the prisons” if a law requiring Arab Israelis to enlist in the army is passed, MK Hanin Zoabi tells Arutz Sheva.
Freshman MK Called Away for Tank DutyMK Shmuli misses his planned first speech in Knesset to serve in tank unit.
MK: Want to Enlist Hareidim? Enlist Arabs, TooHareidi MKs say it’s discrimination to require hareidi scholars to enlist in the IDF without demanding the same of Israeli Arabs.
Lieberman and Bennett MeetYisrael Beytenu chairman Avigdor Lieberman meets Jewish Home chairman Naftali Bennett to discuss the new coalition.
Rabbi Warns: ‘Equal Burden’ Harder for AllForcing hareidi men to join the army could become a burden, leading Zionist rabbi warns. He reveals an alternate idea.
Lapid: I Don't Hate HareidimYesh Atid Chairman Yair Lapid: I don't hate any Jew in the world. Torah study is important and doesn't contradict with national service.
Netanyahu and Mofaz Talk, Agree to Talk Even MorePM Binyamin Netanyahu and Kadima chairman Shaul Mofaz hold late night meeting on draft law. Agreement yet to be reached.
Students Visit Bnei Brak, Discuss Draft LawAs politicians continued to quarrel over the draft law, Bar Ilan students visited Bnei Brak and focused on talking with the residents.
Netanyahu Wants Another Committee; Mofaz: No WayNetanyahu says he intends to appoint a team to formulate a law based on Plesner conclusions. Mofaz rejects this.
Poll: 46% of Israelis Favor Kadima LeavingPoll conducted for Channel 10 News finds that 46 percent of Israelis believe that Kadima should quit the coalition over Draft Law crisis.
In Future, Half the Population Won't EnlistHebrew U expert: The changing birthrate among different sectors may lead to a point where half the people be exempted from military service.
Netanyahu Ready for Personal Sanctions on EvadersNetanyahu meets heads of coalition parties, says he would be willing to impose personal sanctions on hareidim who evade service.
Shas Journal: Ahmadinejad Happy with MofazShas party’s journal editor fiercely criticizes Mofaz for pushing for sanctions on hareidim who refuse to enlist.
Mofaz to Netanyahu: Time for Actions, Not WordsKadima chairman Shaul Mofaz strongly rejects Netanyahu’s welcoming of the Draft Law committee's recommendations.
Mofaz Urged to Resign Over Plesner CommitteeThe heads of the “suckers’” movement call on Minister Shaul Mofaz to quit the coalition over the disbanding of the Plesner Committee.
Kadima Concerned of Split Over Equal Burden LawMembers of Kadima concerned that the party may split if Plesner Committee does not come ensure equal service for all citizens.
Hershkowitz: Torah Demands that We Join the ArmyMinister Hershkowitz: I demand equal service for all. Army service is just as important as Torah study.
Response to theYeshiva Bochur on Equal Service"Yeshiva Bochur's" article does not erase stereotypes about the hareidi world, but actually reinforces them.