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

Draft Law unlikely to be completed by end of summer session

Deputy Defense Minister pessimistic about the possibility of approving Draft Law by end of Knesset summer session.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/5/2018, 4:04 AM

Will United Torah Judaism party break apart?

Rep. of hasidic faction within UTJ says party will leave coalition if Draft Law passes, Lithuanian-haredi reps say 'no obligation' to leave.Michal Levi, 7/4/2018, 1:44 PM

Shaked: No one in the coalition wants elections

Justice Minister believes Supreme Court will not intervene in the Draft Law, says compromise can be reached to appease haredim.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/4/2018, 4:44 AM

TG4I: Hats off to the Haredim

Eight reasons we should appreciate the haredi sector in israel - and defend them against those who villify them and cause dissension instead of harmony. David Ben Horin, 7/3/2018, 9:15 PM

'Without a compromise the government will fall'

Former Coalition Chairman MK David Bitan does not believe draft law will pass in its current form.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/3/2018, 3:30 PM

Joint List MK: Draft Law is a bluff

MK Dov Khenin opposes Draft Law. 'The army doesn't want to draft haredim. They should be allowed to study Torah,' he tells Arutz Sheva.Hezki Baruch, 7/3/2018, 11:08 AM

Poll: Israelis back end to deferments for yeshiva students

Following passage of controversial haredi draft law, poll shows most Israeli Jews back drafting nearly all yeshiva students into IDF.David Rosenberg, 7/3/2018, 9:50 AM

Knesset approves first reading of Draft Law

63 MKs vote in favor of Draft Law, 39 MKs vote against.Hezki Baruch, 7/3/2018, 1:19 AM

Haredi MK threatens to bring down coalition

Deputy Health Minister MK Yaakov Litzman says UTJ party will leave coalition if draft law passes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/2/2018, 6:33 PM

Liberman: Labor party's natural place with Arab parties, Meretz

Defense Minister says it is to be expected that Labor would vote against draft law.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/2/2018, 4:35 PM

Gabbay: Lapid a traitor to the opposition

Labor Party leader slams Yesh Atid faction for vote in favor of government draft law.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/2/2018, 4:00 PM

'Lapid is lying to the public'

Justice Minister Shaked slams Yesh Atid MKs for 'blatantly lying' about haredi draft law.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/2/2018, 1:35 PM

'I don't want Arabs flying our F-16s'

Yesh Atid lawmaker defends plan to draft haredim - while leaving most of Arab population exempt from IDF service.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/2/2018, 11:57 AM

'There are criminal sanctions in this draft law as well'

Yesh Atid MK claims his party's version of the draft law was better than Defense Minister Liberman's.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/2/2018, 1:08 PM

Sephardic rabbis furious: 'They forged our signatures. Liars.'

Senior Sephardic rabbis enraged after anonymous notices bashing Draft Law has their signature affixed on it.Tzvi Lev, 7/1/2018, 9:42 PM

Draft Law approved by government

Bill expected to be submitted to Knesset for first reading tomorrow. Law will likely pass by large majority, with Yesh Atid's support.Mordechai Sones, 7/1/2018, 2:33 PM

Sephardic rabbis gather for anti-Draft Law prayer

During Knesset vote on Draft Law, Sephardic rabbis expected to hold prayer service at grave of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef against law.Mordechai Sones, 7/1/2018, 1:38 PM

Zandberg urges Lapid: Topple the government

Meretz MK calls on Yesh Atid chairman to topple the government over the draft law.Hezki Baruch, 7/1/2018, 5:42 AM

Bennett: Mass draft of haredim by force could backfire

Education Minister takes swipe at latest draft law aimed at yeshiva students, says haredi enlistment numbers rising even without new law.David Rosenberg, 6/25/2018, 9:58 AM

United Torah Judaism to remain in coalition

MK Moses on draft law: The law will be approved in its first reading and that's fine. By the third reading it will be corrected.Michal Levy, 6/25/2018, 3:42 AM

Shas rabbi scorns 'gentile' government Draft Law budgets

'We have problem with enlisting yeshiva students; they threaten they won't give budgets; do we live according to these gentile's budgets?'Mordechai Sones, 6/20/2018, 1:09 PM

'Back haredi draft law - or we'll dismantle the government'

Coalition chairman demands haredi lawmakers get behind proposed draft law, threatening new elections if haredi MKs don't support proposal.David Rosenberg, 6/19/2018, 9:58 AM

Shaked presents Lapid's deception

Justice Minister responds to Lapid's claims that the proposed draft law is the same as the one that the previous government approved.Hezki Baruch, 6/19/2018, 3:36 AM

'IDF and Chief of Staff support draft outline'

Yair Lapid says his party will support the draft law if it remains in its present form, but not if it is changed at all.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/18/2018, 5:03 PM

'The draft law is a balanced law'

DM at Yisrael Beiteinu faction meeting: Draft Law balanced and in broad consensus. Kites: 'We'll determine way to respond to kite terror.'Hezki Baruch, 6/18/2018, 3:46 PM

Labor vows to vote down haredi draft law

Avi Gabbay says his party will oppose any law which does not 'share the burden' of military service equally.David Rosenberg, 6/18/2018, 2:59 PM

Shas MK: Haredi leadership will come to agreement on draft plan

Haredi lawmaker says proposed draft law is 'the least terrible option,' says in the worst case, his party won't vote for the law.Michal Levi, 6/18/2018, 11:34 AM

Haredi parties to leave coalition if draft law advances

Council of Torah Sages instructs haredi MKs, ministers to resign from the coalition if current draft law is not changed.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/14/2018, 8:32 PM

Haredi Council of Torah Sages to decide fate of coalition

Haredi council determines whether Defense Ministry's proposed draft law is acceptable compromise or requires haredim to leave coalition.Michal Levi, 6/13/2018, 12:07 PM

Report: If haredi 'Draft Law' passes, DM will leave coalition

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman will leave the coalition if haredi 'Draft Law' passes - and the haredi parties will leave if it does not.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/25/2018, 8:38 AM

Shaked: Draft of haredim will not be forced

'The Supreme Court should not have intervened in the draft law. Intervention only causes problems.'Haim Lev, 5/23/2018, 6:23 PM

Coalition Chairman: Haredi draft law may not pass this session

Coalition chairman tells haredi parties not to make an ultimatum, points out that half of northern Tel Aviv doesn't serve in the IDF either.Michal Levi, 5/23/2018, 1:22 PM

On agenda: Nationality, Overrule Clause, draft, conversion

Knesset enters challenging summer session of controversial legislation. Festive atmosphere expected for US embassy transfer in two weeks.Mordechai Sones, 4/30/2018, 5:31 PM

'Calling haredi MKs blackmailers is incitement'

UTJ MK Uri Maklev says haredi Draft Law should be passed during the Knesset's summer session. 'Everyone knows the timetables.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/26/2018, 5:46 PM

Litzman sets a red line

Deputy Health Minister reiterates that he will leave the government if the draft law isn't approved by the end of the Knesset session.Ben Shaul , 4/23/2018, 5:07 AM

28 arrested as haredi demonstrators block roads in Bnei Brak

Yerushalmi Faction protesters take to the streets to condemn arrest of haredi draft dodger. Highway 4 blocked as part of protests.David Rosenberg, 3/22/2018, 8:13 PM

Likud MK: Free Elor for Passover

MK Nurit Koren urges the military prosecution to show mercy and release former IDF soldier Elor Azariya from prison.Benny Tocker, 3/16/2018, 3:15 AM

Gabbay: Today we saw who really is afraid of elections

Zionist Union chairman blasts agreement which prevent elections, says "the days of this bad government are very short".Hezki Baruch, 3/14/2018, 4:07 AM