Lapid: Our children's blood is not worth less

Blue and White leader accompanies new draftee to induction office, praises willingness to fulfill obligation. 'We must pass the draft law.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/29/2019, 3:00 PM

Bennett presents New Right's plan for draft law

New Right chairman presents plan to lower age of exemption for haredim to encourage them to work, increase compensation for soldiers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/18/2019, 6:41 PM

Draft Law: Gerrer Rebbe in rare recording

Admor of Gur explains significance of making decisions on sensitive matter like Draft Law: 'I do all I can about recruitment.'Mordechai Sones, 5/30/2019, 11:42 AM

Knesset dissolved, Israel going to elections

Law to dissolve the Knesset approved in second and third readings. Elections expected to take place on September 17.Hezki Baruch, 5/30/2019, 12:13 AM

Hotovely: Liberman needs to come to his senses

Likud's Tzipi Hotovely says Israel needs two large parties instead of small 'blackmailing' parties, best is if Liberman compromises.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/29/2019, 10:19 AM

Liberman: We will not give up on our principles

Yisrael Beytenu chairman clarifies: It's the Draft Law in its original wording or nothing else.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/28/2019, 11:58 PM

'End this stalemate and get to work'

United Right MK Ofir Sofer says haredi society is changing, discourse should focus on merit of serving in IDF instead of on obligation.MK Ofir Sofer, 5/28/2019, 12:46 PM

Agudat Yisrael approves Netanyahu compromise

Haredi faction overwhelmingly approves PM-proposed outline for draft law, but Liberman remains adamant not one detail can be changed.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/26/2019, 8:14 PM

Accept our offer - or go to elections

Yisrael Beytenu leader says haredi parties can abstain from voting on Draft Law, but other parties must support it - or hold new elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/25/2019, 10:14 PM

Rabbi Peretz: We will do everything to form government

Jewish Home chairman says draft law is the issue holding up coalition negotiations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/23/2019, 11:00 PM

'The only thing preventing new government is Liberman'

MK Eichler says Yisrael Beytenu chairman should concentrate on his voters' needs, stop 'involving himself' in haredi community's lives.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/15/2019, 10:57 AM

Haredi faction offers compromise on yeshiva student draft law

United Torah Judaism looks to bridge gap with Yisrael Beytenu on haredi draft law, offers to accept Liberman's draft - with one change.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/24/2019, 10:38 AM

'Liberman is trying to be the troublemaker'

UTJ MK Uri Maklev blasts Yisrael Beytenu chairman over remarks on Draft Law.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/17/2019, 5:36 AM

Why tens of thousands of haredim won't be voting in the election

Anti-draft Yerushalmi Faction calls on supporters not to participate in this week's election. How many seats will that cost haredi bloc?Benny Toker, 4/7/2019, 8:17 PM

Liberman: We won't join coalition if our Draft Law isn't passed

Former DM Liberman says Yisrael Beytenu won't join government unless its Draft Law is passed.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/2/2019, 12:00 PM

Supreme Court: Haredi draft deferments to remain in place

Yeshiva students breathe sigh of relief as Supreme Court accepts request to push off nullification of draft law until after elections.David Rosenberg, 1/20/2019, 9:09 PM

Yisrael Beyteinu asks judges not to grant Draft Law extension

MK Forer will ask to join as party to petition on Draft Law issue, will call on judges not to grant State another extension to enact law.Mordechai Sones, 1/14/2019, 4:04 PM

Day before haredi draft law expires, Knesset asks for extension

With haredi draft deferment law set to expire tomorrow, Knesset to request third extension from Supreme Court. Will court grant request?Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/14/2019, 9:45 AM

Liberman welcomes new elections

Former Defense Minister says he will only join next coalition if it passes Draft Law in its original form.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/24/2018, 3:18 PM

Culture Minister: 'I'll go to Amona to encourage the residents'

Minister Regev refers to Draft Law crisis and PM investigations, answers whether she would visit Amona despite order prohibiting entry.Hezki Baruch, 12/23/2018, 1:40 PM

'Draft Law final approval: Slim chance'

Likud officials: For differences of opinion in haredi factions over Draft Law, almost no possibility of final approval in coming weeks.Mordechai Sones, 12/16/2018, 1:43 PM

Supreme Court gives Draft Law extension - hours after it expires

After yeshiva students' draft deferment law expires, Supreme Court grants gov't less than 45 days to pass replacement legislation.David Rosenberg, 12/2/2018, 4:50 PM

Draft Law expires

Last night at midnight, validity of Chapter 3 of Defense Service Law arranging haredi IDF enlistment ended.Mordechai Sones, 12/2/2018, 10:38 AM

'Netanyahu again caved to the haredim'

Opposition livid after State asks Supreme Court to postpone expiration date of Draft Law.Hezki Baruch, 11/28/2018, 6:37 AM

State to request extension for DM resignation

Request to postpone Law's entry into force for another four months because of Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman resignation.Mordechai Sones, 11/27/2018, 8:20 PM

Lapid to Netanyahu: No shady deals

Yesh Atid leader calls on PM to pass Draft Law in its current form.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/26/2018, 3:29 PM

As deadline nears, gov't asks court for draft law extension

With just one week left to pass draft law securing yeshiva student deferments, PM to call on Supreme Court to grant additional extension.Ben Shaul, 11/25/2018, 6:02 PM

Could Draft Law topple the coalition?

Draft Law supposed to be approved by beginning of December, but haredi parties are opposed. State likely to ask Supreme Court for extension.Ben Shaul, 11/21/2018, 4:35 AM

Coalition whip says Draft Law will be ready next week

MK Amsalem says controversial law expanding deferments for yeshiva students almost ready.Tzvi Lev, 11/8/2018, 6:43 PM

Draft Law: Compromise text being formulated

As part of Draft Law dialogue, haredim demand clause be added to allow alternative law enactment in case law is repealed.Mordechai Sones, 11/4/2018, 12:33 PM

Liberman lobbying top politicos to support Moshe Leon

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, a key Leon backer, lobbies senior haredi politicos to support Leon in Jerusalem runoff.Tzvi Lev, 11/3/2018, 8:05 PM

Did J'lem mayoral candidate trade draft bill for haredi support?

Recording suggests mayoral candidate Moshe Leon got haredi support in exchange for Liberman giving Draft Law go-ahead.Tzvi Lev, 10/25/2018, 5:45 PM

Lapid: Haredim are afraid

Yesh Atid leader says government must pass Draft Law 'and cannot change even one word' of the bill.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/15/2018, 3:42 PM

Haredi faction won't attempt to bring down Netanyahu government

Council of Torah Sages to call on MKs to oppose current version of Draft Law - but not to topple coalition over the bill.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/14/2018, 10:59 PM

'Government can solve haredi draft dilemma'

Knesset Speaker dismisses suggestions government likely to split over haredi draft law, says there is no reason to hold early elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/12/2018, 7:50 AM

Extremists attack haredi MK's car

Demonstrators from Yerushalmi faction protest MK Moshe Gafni's conduct regarding the Draft Law.Michal Levy, 9/18/2018, 5:36 AM

Report: Haredi parties to demand changes to Draft Law

New report details haredi parties' requirements for approving Draft Law.Ben Shaul, 9/3/2018, 11:09 AM

Lapid: Changes to Draft Law 'treasonous'

Yesh Atid leader says Defense Minister Liberman cannot face the public if he agrees to reported haredi changes to Draft Law.Gary Willig, 8/30/2018, 7:43 PM

Haredi MK: Argument over Draft Law is internal haredi matter

MK Gafni says PM Netanyahu gives coalition partners free hand to amend draft law, all arguments are within haredi community.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/29/2018, 11:54 AM

Defense Minister: Haredi demands are just an excuse

Defense Minister Liberman urges haredi parties to allow Draft Law to pass, says they have nothing to gain from early elections.Michal Levi, 8/15/2018, 11:08 AM

Kahlon: 'I'm not afraid of elections'

'It could be this is the time for elections. Everything has to come to an end.'Tzvi Lev, 8/13/2018, 3:23 PM

Netanyahu threatens early elections

PM says court deadline and haredi party's unwillingness to compromise of Draft Law will force government to dissolve.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/12/2018, 3:57 PM

Coalition Chairman: Without Draft Law, we'll hold new elections

Coalition Chairman Amsalem slams Supreme Court, says Draft Law is a social, not legal, issue.Haim Lev, 8/12/2018, 12:36 PM

Likud minister: Gaza needs to be world's responsibility

Transportation Minister Katz says world, not Israel, needs to be responsible for Gaza.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/8/2018, 11:41 AM

Supreme Court: New Draft Law by December

Court gives State another 3 months to formulate and pass new Draft Law.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/7/2018, 8:55 PM

Did PM Netanyahu promise to change the Nationality Law?

Haredi parties supported Nationality Law in exchange for ability to change Draft Law, report says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/30/2018, 10:22 PM

Anti-draft demonstrators plan mass protests in J'lem, Bnei Brak

Yerushalmi Faction takes to the streets over expected passage of Draft Law. Rally expected to paralyze Bnei Brak, Jerusalem.Tzvi Lev, 7/19/2018, 4:53 PM

Edelstein: Elections will take place at their scheduled time

Knesset Speaker certain that an agreement will be reached over the Draft Law, believes no party in the coalition is interested in elections.Ben Ariel, 7/18/2018, 5:15 AM

Agudat Yisrael to remain in coalition for now

Following government request for extension of deadline to pass Draft Law, UTJ's Agudat Yisrael faction will remain in the coalition.Michal Levy, 7/18/2018, 3:48 AM

Yesh Atid: No reason to extend draft law deadline

Yesh Atid submits counter-appeal requesting Supreme Court not approve extending Draft Law deadline.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/16/2018, 3:16 PM

Gov't asks High Court for 7 month extension to pass Draft Law

Governmant says in its appeal that it is unable to finish legislation by looming deadline.Tzvi Lev, 7/15/2018, 7:39 PM

Netanyahu: Haredi parties need to agree amongst themselves

PM Netanyahu rejects offer by Shas, Lithuanian-haredi MKs, to remain in government even if hasidic-haredi MKs leave.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/12/2018, 12:27 PM

The haredi parties' mistake

Yisrael Beytenu MK says haredi parties should not place themselves at the mercy of the Supreme Court.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/12/2018, 11:30 AM

Haredi lawmaker issues ultimatum on draft law

Dep Minister Yaakov Litzman gives coalition 1 week to come up with fix for controversial draft law, vows to quit gov't if no solution found.David Rosenberg, 7/10/2018, 2:27 PM

'Negative law that perpetuates discrimination in country'

'Secular Yeshiva' network director calls on State to stop discrimination: 'Torah not exclusive inheritance of haredim.'Benny Toker, 7/10/2018, 1:16 AM

'The gaps between the sides are very large'

MK Yisrael Eichler says it will be almost impossible to reach an agreement on the Draft Law.Ben Ariel, 7/9/2018, 12:06 AM

How many haredim serve in the army? More than you thought

Minister Yisrael Katz reveals that the number of haredim who serve in the IDF is close to that of the general public.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/6/2018, 5:14 AM