Will the Right Wing Bloc Split?Analysis: Likud-Kadima talks on hareidi army service could falter because of Arab enlistment issue.
UTJ Chairman Litzman Skips Cabinet Over Draft LawUnited Torah Judaism party chairman Yaakov Litzman skipped the weekly cabinet meeting in protest over the universal draft law.
Jewish Home Seeks Compromise on Hareidi EnlistmentNewcomers to the religious-Zionist party Jewish Home primaries list work for compromise on hareidi enlistment.
Poll: 46% of Israelis Favor Kadima Leaving the CoalitionPoll 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 Enlist, Says ExpertHebrew U expert: The changing birthrate among different sectors may lead to a point where half the people be exempted from military service.
Shas Journal: Ahmadinejad and Friends Happy with MofazShas party’s journal editor fiercely criticizes Mofaz for pushing for sanctions on hareidim who refuse to enlist.
Mofaz to Netanyahu: It's Time for Actions, Not WordsKadima chairman Shaul Mofaz strongly rejects Netanyahu’s welcoming of the Draft Law committee's recommendations.
Peres Trying to Untie Hareidi Enlistment KnotPresident meets hareidi MK in an attempt to find a solution to dispute threatening coalition.
Barak Tries to Get Netanyahu and Mofaz TalkingDefense Minister Barak tries to mediate between Netanyahu and Mofaz amid a coalition crisis over the Plesner Committee.
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.
Shas Denies It Agreed to Sanctions on Draft EvadersMinister Yishai says the party did not give green light for personal sanctions against hareidi draft avoiders.
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.
Netanyahu to Arab MKs: Lieberman is RightPrime Minister: Arabs should do national service. "We must all share the burden."
Yisrael Beytenu Quits Plesner C'tee over Pro-Arab BiasJewish Home, too, says it will leave "Equality in Service" committee after committee says it won't punish Arab service evaders.
Yeshiva Students Could Serve in Shabak, Report SaysThe Plesner Committee is set to reveal its recommendations on drafting yeshiva students next week.
Lieberman Visits 'Suckers Tent', Signs Draft All PetitionForeign Minister Avigdor Lieberman visited the “suckers tent” and signed a petition calling for equal army service for all Israeli citizens.
Religious MKs to Cooperate against PlesnerMK Uri Ariel says religious Zionist party will cooperate with hareidim in opposing altered Tal Law.
Barak: The Goal – 90% Hareidi EnlistmentDefense Minister Ehud Barak suggests 10% of hareidi men learn Torah, while the rest enlist in the military or civilian service.
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.
A-G Tells 'Equality' Committee: Don't Discuss ArabsPlesner Committee may only discuss ways of making hareidim serve in the IDF – not Arab Israelis.
Plesner Planning Sanctions against Hareidim who don't ServeThose affected would be ineligible for National Insurance stipends and other benefits. Yeshivas to be targeted too.
IDF: We Need the Hareidi MenThe IDF has a shortage of thousands of soldiers, a brigadier general tells the Plesner Committee.