Will the Right Wing Bloc Split?

Analysis: Likud-Kadima talks on hareidi army service could falter because of Arab enlistment issue.Gil Ronen, 7/10/2012, 12:30 PM

UTJ Chairman Litzman Skips Cabinet Over Draft Law

United Torah Judaism party chairman Yaakov Litzman skipped the weekly cabinet meeting in protest over the universal draft law.Chana Ya'ar, 7/8/2012, 3:31 PM

Jewish Home Seeks Compromise on Hareidi Enlistment

Newcomers to the religious-Zionist party Jewish Home primaries list work for compromise on hareidi enlistment., 7/6/2012, 2:00 PM

Poll: 46% of Israelis Favor Kadima Leaving the Coalition

Poll conducted for Channel 10 News finds that 46 percent of Israelis believe that Kadima should quit the coalition over Draft Law crisis.Elad Benari, 7/6/2012, 6:52 AM

In Future, Half the Population Won't Enlist, Says Expert

Hebrew U expert: The changing birthrate among different sectors may lead to a point where half the people be exempted from military service.Elad Benari, 7/6/2012, 6:43 AM

Shas Journal: Ahmadinejad and Friends Happy with Mofaz

Shas party’s journal editor fiercely criticizes Mofaz for pushing for sanctions on hareidim who refuse to enlist.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/5/2012, 3:13 AM

Mofaz to Netanyahu: It's Time for Actions, Not Words

Kadima chairman Shaul Mofaz strongly rejects Netanyahu’s welcoming of the Draft Law committee's recommendations.Elad Benari, 7/5/2012, 12:15 AM

Peres Trying to Untie Hareidi Enlistment Knot

President meets hareidi MK in an attempt to find a solution to dispute threatening coalition.Gil Ronen, 7/4/2012, 8:29 PM

Barak Tries to Get Netanyahu and Mofaz Talking

Defense Minister Barak tries to mediate between Netanyahu and Mofaz amid a coalition crisis over the Plesner Committee.Elad Benari, 7/4/2012, 1:16 AM

Mofaz Urged to Resign Over Plesner Committee

The heads of the “suckers’” movement call on Minister Shaul Mofaz to quit the coalition over the disbanding of the Plesner Committee.Elad Benari, 7/3/2012, 3:15 AM

Shas Denies It Agreed to Sanctions on Draft Evaders

Minister Yishai says the party did not give green light for personal sanctions against hareidi draft avoiders.Gil Ronen, 7/1/2012, 9:51 PM

Kadima Concerned of Split Over Equal Burden Law

Members of Kadima concerned that the party may split if Plesner Committee does not come ensure equal service for all citizens.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/29/2012, 11:40 PM

Hershkowitz: Torah Demands that We Join the Army

Minister Hershkowitz: I demand equal service for all. Army service is just as important as Torah study.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 6/29/2012, 6:15 AM

Netanyahu to Arab MKs: Lieberman is Right

Prime Minister: Arabs should do national service. "We must all share the burden."Gil Ronen, 6/28/2012, 10:29 PM

Yisrael Beytenu Quits Plesner C'tee over Pro-Arab Bias

Jewish Home, too, says it will leave "Equality in Service" committee after committee says it won't punish Arab service evaders. Gil Ronen, 6/28/2012, 6:41 PM

Yeshiva Students Could Serve in Shabak, Report Says

The Plesner Committee is set to reveal its recommendations on drafting yeshiva students next week.David Lev, 6/28/2012, 9:39 AM

Lieberman Visits 'Suckers Tent', Signs Draft All Petition

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman visited the “suckers tent” and signed a petition calling for equal army service for all Israeli citizens.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 6/27/2012, 6:46 AM

Religious MKs to Cooperate against Plesner

MK Uri Ariel says religious Zionist party will cooperate with hareidim in opposing altered Tal Law.Gil Ronen, 6/22/2012, 2:00 PM

Barak: The Goal – 90% Hareidi Enlistment

Defense Minister Ehud Barak suggests 10% of hareidi men learn Torah, while the rest enlist in the military or civilian service.Maayana Miskin, 6/21/2012, 6:10 PM

Feminists Warn: Hareidim Turning IDF into 'Army of Men'

Former officers in IDF, Police warn Plesner Committee hareidi enlistment will be bad for women's movement.Gil Ronen, 6/18/2012, 9:37 AM

A-G Tells 'Equality' Committee: Don't Discuss Arabs

Plesner Committee may only discuss ways of making hareidim serve in the IDF – not Arab Israelis.Gil Ronen, 6/7/2012, 10:08 PM

Plesner Planning Sanctions against Hareidim who don't Serve

Those affected would be ineligible for National Insurance stipends and other benefits. Yeshivas to be targeted too.Gil Ronen, 6/6/2012, 5:39 PM

IDF: We Need the Hareidi Men

The IDF has a shortage of thousands of soldiers, a brigadier general tells the Plesner Committee.Gil Ronen, 5/29/2012, 10:05 AM