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Witness: Haredi locals confronted Ashdod rioters

Local residents tried to stop haredi extremists from attacking police, cursing rabbis; were told 'You are secular!'Michal Levy, 2/9/2016, 2:43 PM

Enlist in IDF, increase your marriage prospects

New tongue-in-cheek IDF video campaign combats haredi stigma against army service.David Rosenberg, 2/7/2016, 1:17 PM

New coalition crisis brewing over Draft Law change

Likud MK Yoav Kish threatens to vote against any changes to law mandating all 18-year-olds serve in Israeli army.Moshe Cohen, 11/19/2015, 8:42 AM

Yisrael Beytenu the 'only right, secular party'?

Avigdor Liberman slams Likud as 'sellouts' to haredi community after changes slated for draft law.Hezki Baruch, 11/9/2015, 4:14 PM

New Draft Law postpones haredi IDF service

'Trial period' postponed, then extended until 2020; criminal sanctions not to be enforced until 2023.Tova Dvorin, 11/6/2015, 8:24 AM

Lapid: No to Coalition that Will Change Draft Law

Yesh Atid chairman says he will not be part of a government that will remove the criminal sanctions against haredi draft dodgers.Ido Ben Porat, 2/22/2015, 5:02 AM

Leader: We Will Continue to Fight the Draft Law

Hareidim will continue to evade army service, says leader of the hareidi struggle against the new draft law.Arutz Sheva North America, 4/11/2014, 10:23 PM

Shas MK to Jewish Home: You Hate Hareidim

Shas will not hesitate to join a coalition led by the Labor party and leave the Jewish Home behind, threatens MK Yitzchak Vaknin.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/12/2014, 5:16 AM

Bennett: Torah Students Will Not Go to Jail

Economy Minister says the planned hareidi rally against the new draft law is unnecessary. "Military service is a mitzvah, not a decree."Elad Benari, 3/2/2014, 3:32 AM

Hareidim Threaten Mass Exodus if Draft Law Passes

The Belz Hassidic community is threatening a "mass emigration from Israel" if hareidim are forced to join the army.Elad Benari, Canada, 2/28/2014, 11:25 PM

23,000 Hareidim to Hit Job Market Within Months

Economics Minister Naftali Bennett on Monday led a round-table discussion on the employment situation in the hareidi community.David Lev, 2/24/2014, 4:55 PM

Approved: Criminal Sanctions for Hareidi Dodgers

Shaked Committee approves criminal sanctions on hareidim who evade army service. MK Yogev demands a re-vote.Elad Benari, 2/19/2014, 11:34 PM

Bennett: We're Making History

Jewish Home chairman hails the new draft law as “an historic change”. Shaked Committee to begin voting Monday on new draft law.Elad Benari, 2/10/2014, 6:12 AM

Rabbi Ben-Dahan: No Way Will Hareidim be Jailed

Hareidi-religious yeshiva students will not go to jail, even if they refuse to enlist in the IDF, says Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/4/2013, 3:43 AM

Lapid: I Don't Hate Hareidim

Yesh Atid Chairman Yair Lapid: I don't hate any Jew in the world. Torah study is important and doesn't contradict with national service.Elad Benari, 7/24/2012, 2:15 AM

Ya'alon Meets Kadima MKs About Draft Law

Minister Moshe Ya'alon (Likud) meets four members from Kadima, shows them the outline of the new draft law he is preparing.Elad Benari, Canada, 7/20/2012, 11:00 PM

MK: Kadima Didn't Exhaust Negotiations

MK Yulia Shamalov-Berkovich is against her party’s leaving the coalition. "Many hareidim do enlist, we missed a real opportunity."Elad Benari, 7/18/2012, 6:22 AM

Netanyahu: Mofaz Gave Up on Historic Opportunity

PM Netanyahu sends a letter to Kadima chairman Mofaz, expresses regret that Mofaz chose to quit the unity government.Elad Benari, 7/18/2012, 12:14 AM

Netanyahu Weighing Elections in January

Netanyahu is figuring that if Mofaz is playing political games to force elections, he will get them sooner than he expects.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/16/2012, 9:22 AM

‘Equality for All’ in IDF Draft Must Include Arabs

Why does the demand for “equality” that demands the enlistment of Torah students not include Arabs, asks national MK Ben-Ari.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/15/2012, 2:29 PM

Netanyahu and Mofaz Talk, Agree to Talk Even More

PM Binyamin Netanyahu and Kadima chairman Shaul Mofaz hold late night meeting on draft law. Agreement yet to be reached.Elad Benari, 7/13/2012, 2:13 AM

Students Visit Bnei Brak, Discuss Draft Law

As politicians continued to quarrel over the draft law, Bar Ilan students visited Bnei Brak and focused on talking with the residents.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 7/12/2012, 6:46 AM

Mofaz, Netanyahu Meet, Talk About Draft Law

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Kadima chairman Shaul Mofaz meet about the new draft law. Meeting ends without progress.Elad Benari, 7/12/2012, 5:13 AM

Ya'alon, Plesner Hold First Meeting on Draft Law

Deputy PM Ya'alon and MK Plesner, who were appointed to head a team to formulate a new draft law, hold positive first meeting.Elad Benari, 7/9/2012, 2:13 AM