Haredim welcome draft law approval

Haredi parties pleased after draft law approved in first reading, promise to continue the legislative process during summer session.Elad Benari, 3/14/2018, 12:05 AM

Haredi 'Draft Law' passes first reading in Knesset

Bill which sparked coalition crisis, divided government passes first reading in the Knesset, despite opposition from Yisrael Beytenu.David Rosenberg, 3/13/2018, 9:36 PM

Government averts coalition crisis, avoids snap elections

Following meeting between Netanyahu, Liberman, government committee approves compromise deal averting government collapse.David Rosenberg, 3/13/2018, 7:49 PM

'The future of the government depends on the other partners'

MK Oded Forer calls on the parties in the coalition to oppose the draft law in its present form.Benny Tocker, 3/13/2018, 5:12 AM

Will Netanyahu and Liberman prevent elections?

Prime Minister and Defense Minister to meet overnight, attempt to end coalition crisis.Nitsan Keidar, 3/13/2018, 12:11 AM

Defense Minister: We won't sacrifice values for Knesset seats

Yisrael Beytenu MKs will vote against draft law, but won't quit coalition unless forced to do so, Defense Minister Liberman says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/12/2018, 4:04 PM

Yerushalmi Faction to shut down Bnei Brak roads Monday

Extremist anti-draft haredi group plans follow-up demonstration in Bnei Brak, after group shut down traffic in Jerusalem last week.David Rosenberg, 3/12/2018, 1:24 PM

'IDF can't handle so many haredi soldiers at once'

Education Minister Bennett says coalition crisis is 'hollow,' no reason to push for immediate draft of all haredi yeshiva students.Hezki Baruch, 3/12/2018, 12:02 PM

'We were and remain committed to Netanyahu'

Immigration and Absorption Minister says Yisrael Beytenu will run alone in the next election, discusses draft law controversy.Ido Ben Porat, 3/12/2018, 3:36 AM

Haredim give green light to draft law

Council of Torah Sages of Agudath Israel approves draft law which will be brought for approval by Ministerial Committee for Legislation.Chaim Lev, 3/12/2018, 12:19 AM

'There will be a compromise with the haredim'

PM Netanyahu meets Deputy Health Minister Litzman. Likud officials believe compromise can be reached on draft law.Michal Levy, 3/11/2018, 11:33 PM

Ya'alon: Netanyahu and Liberman are coordinated

Former Defense Minister says he's preparing to run for prime minister, claims coalition crisis "is about the prime minister's survival".Elad Benari, 3/11/2018, 5:29 AM

Netanyahu-haredim meeting ends with no progress

Netanyahu meets representatives of haredi parties, presents conditions to solve the crisis over the draft law.Hezki Baruch, 3/11/2018, 3:21 AM

'If the coalition breaks apart, we'll push off elections'

If PM Netanyahu early elections, coalition and opposition parties will band together to delay elections until October, sources say.Hezki Baruch, 3/10/2018, 10:12 PM

Netanyahu to hold meeting on draft law crisis

Prime Minister Netanyahu to convene meeting with haredi MKs in order to resolve the coalition crisis over the draft law.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 3/9/2018, 10:18 PM

'We will never surrender to haredi extortion'

Liberman rejects proposed Draft Law compromise aimed at ending coalition crisis, averting snap elections.David Rosenberg, 3/9/2018, 10:52 AM

Bennett: Next time, I'll demand the defense portfolio

Education Minister: Under PM Netanyahu, I'll insist on defense portfolio. If Netanyahu steps down, I'll run for PM.Hezki Baruch, 3/8/2018, 9:46 AM

'We won't support an agreement the court will strike down'

UTJ chairman says that, despite reports of a solution to coalition crisis, no official proposal has been presented to his faction.Hezki Baruch, 3/7/2018, 10:51 PM

'Climb down from the tree - there is a solution'

PM Netanyahu says coalition partners must show 'good will' to reach agreement on draft law to prevent early elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/7/2018, 9:37 PM

The outline that will save the coalition?

Attorney General's office reportedly formulates compromise on Draft Law to prevent early elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/7/2018, 3:46 PM

'It seems Netanyahu wants early elections'

Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman says PM would help pass haredi parties' draft bill if he was serious about avoiding snap elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/7/2018, 12:12 AM

'The preferred goal is solving the coalition crisis'

Prime Minister Netanyahu stresses that he is not interested in dismantling the coalition.Nitsan Keidar, 3/5/2018, 11:38 PM

Kahlon intensifies ultimatum

Finance Minister says remaining in coalition conditional on next week's budget transfer, calls for reaching agreement.Mordechai Sones - Hezki Baruch, 3/5/2018, 5:45 PM

Efforts to reach compromise on draft law continue

MK Uri Maklev accuses Likud of not trying to solve the crisis, as Netanyahu holds talks with ministers Levin and Liberman this evening.Nitsan Keidar, 3/5/2018, 3:05 AM

'The draft law crisis is a fake crisis'

Speaking at AIPAC conference, Justice Minister Shaked calls for compromise over draft law.Uzi Baruch, Washington, 3/5/2018, 12:04 AM

Haredi MK: We will force early elections if Draft Law not passed

Finance Committee head Moshe Gafni says left-wing government would have been better for haredim amid push for permanent IDF exemptions.Gary Willig, 3/4/2018, 7:53 PM

Litzman: 'Without the Draft Law, there'll be no budget'

Deputy Health Minister reiterates this morning: If Draft Law doesn't pass, he won't support budget.Mordechai Sones, 3/4/2018, 1:54 PM

'No reason for us to have early elections'

Netanyahu calls on coalition partners to work out a compromise over Draft Law in order to avert coalition crisis.Tzvi Lev, 3/4/2018, 7:49 AM

Elections to be held during the summer?

Senior sources in the coalition expect elections to be held this summer, instead of late in 2019.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/3/2018, 10:23 PM

Haredi MK slams haredi MKs' attempt to push draft law through

Shas MK Yakov Margi slams UTJ MKs for threatening coalition crisis, says draft law can be adjusted and approved after State budget passes.Michal Levi, Chana Roberts, 3/2/2018, 2:36 PM

Bennett: Don't let your egos bring down the coalition

Education Minister Naftali Bennett calls on government to find a compromise on Draft Law as haredim threaten to topple coalition.Tzvi Lev, 3/1/2018, 5:16 PM

Coalition crisis escalates over draft law

Sources in Likud party say divide over draft law could splinter coalition, lead to early elections.Tzvi Lev, 3/1/2018, 4:40 PM

'Without the draft law - the coalition has no right to exist'

MK Uri Maklev explains that the haredi parties are united in their stance on the draft law.Hezki Baruch, 3/1/2018, 3:42 AM

Haredi party threatens to quit coalition

Deputy Health Minister Litzman threatens to bring down coalition if haredi draft law is not passed before the budget.Hezki Baruch, 2/28/2018, 3:56 PM

Defense Minister's party won't vote for haredi draft law

Yisrael Beytenu party promises to vote against the law unless it is properly discussed and relevant changes are inserted.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/26/2018, 6:48 PM

Haredim to present new ultimatum to Netanyahu?

UTJ leaders demand that new draft law be passed before budget vote is passed, linking stability of government to IDF deferments.Tzvi Lev, 2/22/2018, 9:21 PM

Deal between haredim and Arabs revealed

Report: Haredi MKs will oppose Muezzin Law, and Arab MKs will not vote on draft law. Sides deny a deal is in place.Ben Ariel, 1/31/2018, 3:44 AM

Police: Haredim all look the same

After police mark haredi demonstrators with numbers, spokeswoman explains decision: 'They all look the same, we had no choice.'David Rosenberg, 10/23/2017, 11:21 AM

'Anti-draft radicals are like ISIS'

Senior haredi rabbi compares radical haredi anti-draft group to ISIS terrorists. 'They could teach Nazi propagandists a thing or two.'David Rosenberg, 10/23/2017, 10:42 AM

'Anti-draft protesters are reckless fools'

Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky blasts Yerushalmi Faction over wave of anti-draft protests: 'They're empty, foolish people who insult great rabbis.'David Rosenberg, 10/23/2017, 8:27 AM

Police mark haredi demonstrators with numbers after arrests

Anti-draft demonstrators' hands marked with numbers after they refuse to identify themselves to police.David Rosenberg, 10/22/2017, 8:51 PM

Female soldier who fended off anti-IDF radicals to be indicted?

IDF soldier who was harassed by dozens of anti-draft protesters faces possible assault charges.David Rosenberg, 10/22/2017, 3:40 PM

Minister: Police are going to have to explain their behavior

Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan promises investigation into claims of police brutality at haredi anti-draft rally in Jerusalem.David Rosenberg, 9/18/2017, 9:21 AM

'Excessive, needless, life-threatening violence'

Police department to examine charges officers used excessive force to break up haredi anti-draft protest in Jerusalem.David Rosenberg, 9/17/2017, 8:56 PM

Court strikes down amendment to mandatory draft law

State given one year to come up with new draft law after exemptions given to yeshiva students deemed unconstitutional.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/12/2017, 6:28 PM

Anti-Zionist radicals riot in Jerusalem, clash with police

Watch: Detectives collecting evidence against radicals suspected of attacking haredi soldiers come under barrage of stones.David Rosenberg, 6/4/2017, 10:36 PM

Watch: Radical anti-Zionists break into IDF base

Hundreds of haredi demonstrators protest against draft, break into army complex in Tzrifin.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/12/2017, 11:46 AM

Poll: Haredim oppose IDF draft - and shaming of haredi soldiers

Survey shows 78% of haredi Jews in Israel oppose draft of yeshiva students. Large majority also opposes campaign to shame haredi soldiers.David Rosenberg, 2/17/2017, 2:13 PM

Policeman questioned for assaulting haredi protester

Officer questioned after police receive video showing him shoving haredi protester at demonstration against arrest of draft dodger.Gary Willig, 2/9/2017, 10:09 PM

Hundreds of haredi draft opponents demonstrate across Israel

31 arrested as demonstrators protest jailing of draft-dodger yeshiva student.Ido Ben Porat, 2/9/2017, 5:57 PM

'Haredi paratroopers? A dangerous enticement'

As IDF begins recruitment campaign for all-haredi paratrooper unit, draft opponent warns program is dangerous enticement to join army.Benny Toker, 9/2/2016, 9:24 AM

Haredi protesters call cops 'Nazis' - on Yom HaShoah

Arrest of draft-dodger yeshiva student leads to haredi protests on Holocaust Remembrance Day.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/5/2016, 8:58 AM

Supreme Court blasts new haredi draft law as 'too soft'

Amendments to the 2014 law don't provide enough incentives for a haredi draft, may be political pandering, justices say.Tova Dvorin, 4/17/2016, 1:24 PM

Witness: Haredi locals faced-off Ashdod rioters, who cursed them

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

Watch: Enlist in the 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 revision

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

Liberman: Yisrael Beytenu 'the only secular right-wing party'

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