'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

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 Says '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

Hareidi 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, Period

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 from Israel 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 the 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 Draft 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 Shamalov-Berkovich: Kadima Didn't Exhaust the 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, Says MK

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