State Defends Hareidi Draft Amid Legal BattleThree petitions submitted to the High Court provoke firm state response: the draft law is here to stay.
Vizhnitzer Rebbe Tells Young Men to Ignore IDF SummonsThe instructions signal a break from the longstanding hareidi policy, to report to recruitment offices.
'Quiet Deal' to Release Yeshiva Student for SederSources close to Shas Chairman Deri say IDF has agreed to free yeshiva student whose arrest sparked rioting.
Hundreds Protest Hareidi Draft Refuser's Arrest, 5 ArrestedThe protesters are from the eida hareidit stream, which organized mass rallies in the past. Police arrest 5.
Hareidi Rabbi Seeks Lapid's Dead Grandfather to Defeat Draft LawLeading hareidi rabbi sought help from beyond the grave for hareidi win in Beit Shemesh elections, and to defeat Enlistment Law.
Jewish Home MK Says He 'Put Holes' in Draft LawMK Chetboun boasts of 'tricks' and 'games' that made law drafting hareidim 'completely different' from what was intended.
Hareidi Soldiers Say Other Hareidim Abuse ThemHareidi soldiers are suffering assaults and abuse from members of their own communities. It's linked to the draft law, IDF officials say.
Rabbi Calls on Hareidi Community to Thank Jewish HomeRabbi Ya'akov Medan, in Arutz Sheva interview, notes Jewish Home campaigned to protect hareidi sector, should not be incited against.
'A Mandatory Draft is a Waste'Israeli Freedom Movement leader Boaz Arad speaks to Arutz Sheva about the draft - and why he believes it should be abolished for everyone.
Gantz: IDF Soldiers Can Live Full Religious LifestylesIDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz visits with troops of the Nachal Hareidi, while hareidi groups demonstrate in Jerusalem.
Opposition Leader Says Hareidi Enlistment Being MishandledLabor Party leader Isaac Herzog criticizes aggressive implementation of hareidi draft law, says more dialogue necessary.
Bereaved Mother: Don't Insult My Son By Participating in ProtestHagit Rein, mother of IDF soldier Benaya Rein H”yd, said that religious Zionists had no place in the mass hareidi rally against the draft
Jerusalem Gearing Up for 'Million Man March'Police, Magen David Adom, Hatzalah prepare for 'million man march' against draft. Public transport to come to a halt.
Association of Community Rabbis Skips March Over IncitementGroup headed by Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu cancels plans to attend until Yated Ne'eman retracts incitement against Religious Zionist leader.
Prayer Rally or Demonstration of Hate?While official organizers of today's 'million man march' claim it's a prayer rally, hareidi newspaper headline shows otherwise.
Religious Zionist Leader 'Shocked and Outraged' by Hareidi RallyAnother respected Religious Zionist joins the chorus of calls against the hareidi rally Sunday.
'We Are a Lighthouse in a Very Turbulent Storm'Economics Minister Naftali Bennett rejects EU boycotts, the idea of land for peace, and complaints against the hareidi draft.
Hareidi Soldier Excels in Officers' CourseNahal Hareidi soldier receives excellence award in officers' course, adding to the unit's long list of successes.
'Threats on My Life Don't Scare Me'Yair Lapid issues statement on death threats, stresses that disagreements with the hareidi community are 'between brothers,' 'out of love.'
Deal Between Likud and Yesh AtidNetanyahu supported criminal sanctions on hareidi evaders of army service in exchange for the appointment of MK Hanegbi to key committee.
Anti-Draft Groups Show Lapid and Bennett as Talmud-Burning NazisA mock-up photo of Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid dressed up as Nazi officers and burning the Talmud was distributed on social networks
Shaked Committee Debates: Who is a Hareidi Jew?Can the State determine a person's religiosity? MKs grapple with the issue.
Netanyahu Stresses Unity, Action Against Iran in Cabinet MeetingPrime Minister opens his weekly cabinet meeting stressing unity - both of the Jewish people at home, and of the West against Iran.
'We Will Fight Until the Death'Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach declares intense opposition to hareidi draft law at anti-draft rally, encourages followers 'not to surrender.'
'No Hareidi Draft Dodger is Going to Jail'Former IDF Chief Rabbi Avihai Rontzki insists that enacting criminal sanctions for hareidi draft-dodgers is a mere formality.
MK Shelah: Ben Gurion Made a Big Mistake Exempting HareidimImposing criminal sanctions on hareidi draft dodgers will help 'correct a historical mistake,' says Yesh Atid MK Ofer Shelah.
Pro-Enlistment Group Says Current Measures Don't Go Far EnoughLapid criticized for 'misleading' Israelis into believing that the 'equal service' issue had been resolved; 50,000 hareidim 'still exempt'.
Chief Rabbis Show Their Support for Hesder YeshivasChief Rabbis Yitzchak Yosef and David Lau this week visited various Hesder yeshivas showing their support for a much maligned institution
'Netanyahu Deceived Us'Hareidi MK spits fire at the Prime Minister over criminal sanctions enactment in interview to Arutz Sheva.
'They Insult Our Rabbis, and We Remain Silent'Jewish Home MK blasts hareidi Knesset MKs over 'ingratitude' to Jewish Home, Religious Zionist community.
Criminal Sanctions for Hareidi Draft-Dodgers - After 6 MonthsThe Shaked Committee reaches a compromise on hareidi draft-dodgers.
Shas Quits Shaked Committee Over Criminal SanctionsShas resigns from the committee working on the new draft law, cites disagreements regarding sanctions on hareidi draft evaders.
MK Lipman Urges Criminal Sanctions for Hareidi Draft-DodgingMK Dov Lipman supports criminal sanctions for hareidi draft-dodgers, asks: why should they be different from anyone else?
MK Shelah: Only We Had the Guts to Propose Service CutYesh Atid MK Ofer Shelah praises the IDF's decision to cut army service from 36 to 32 months.
MK Lipman: Draft Law Will Unify the NationMK Dov Lipman discussed the new law on equitable IDF service with soldiers, and came away very optimistic.
MK Stern: We Hope Hareidim Will Live Up to Their ObligationsMK Elazar Stern says discussions about 'sanctions' by MKs dealing with drafting hareidi youth are unnecessary.
Zionist, Hareidi Yeshivas Join Forces to Fight Funding CutsAssociations for Yeshivas across the religious spectrum join to petition High Court to cancel funding cuts for Torah study.
Legal Expert: Draft Law 'Shameful, Scandalous' - and IneffectiveAttorney Yoram Sheftel slams the Equal Burden Law calling for hareidi draft, claims it will encourage more men to dodge the draft.
IDF to Cut 40% of Non-Army PersonnelMove to affect non-IDF military personnel, such as police, Mossad, and the Shin Bet. Hareidim may replace lost manpower.
MK Calls on IDF To Be Gentle With Yeshiva Student ArrestsIn light of protests over draft-dodging arrest, MK David Azoulay calls for IDF to proceed with caution in dealing with yeshiva students.
Hundreds of Hareidi Israelis Protest For Release of Draft-DodgerHundreds demonstrate outside of Prison 6, where yeshiva student is being held for dodging draft; Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach in attendance.
Gantz: A Hareidi Soldier in IDF Will Leave IDF HareidiIn Shaked Committee meeting, IDF Chief of Staff states 'The IDF does not see the hareidi-religious community as an enemy.'
Report: Draft-Dodging Sanctions to Be Economic, Not CriminalNew draft law for hareidi-religious sector set to impose economic sanctions - not criminal punishment - against draft-dodgers.
Bennett Presents Plan to Recruit Hareidi Emergency PersonnelEconomics Minister Naftali Bennett wants to see tens of thousands of hareidi Israelis help out during national emergencies.
IDF Official: Hareidi Tactics Against Soldiers Have 'Nazi Tinge'The IDF's head of planning and personnel said that attacks by hareidi groups against hareidi soldiers had a "Nazi tinge" to them.
Hareidi MK: If Govt. Forces Enlistment, Israel Won’t be Our HomeHareidi MK: If Torah students are forced to enlist, ‘We will tell the world this isn’t the place for Torah observant Jews.’
Lapid to Hareidi Men: We Need YouLapid tells hareidi men, ‘If Iran gets a nuclear bomb, it’s happening to you, too.’
R. Yosef: G-d Will 'Thwart' Hareidi Draft PlanShas spiritual advisor and former Chief Rabbi Ovadia Yosef condemned the government for preparing to draft hareidi students
Bennett Threatened: 'You'll End Up Like Ariel Sharon'Economics Minister Naftali Bennett recently received a threatening letter, apparently because of his plan to draft hareidi students
Labor Candidate: Don’t Enlist HareidimLeft-wing newcomer surprises by opposing drive to recruit hareidi men. ‘It’s too late.’
Govt: Hareidi Men's Enrollment in Nat'l Service a Positive MoveGovt. officials praised a decision to admit 1,300 young hareidi men to the National Service program, while critics slammed the decision.