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Bennett: Jewish Home Could Leave Coalition Over Kerry Plan

Bennett rejects coalition 'soap opera,' says will leave coalition if peace deal doesn't meet his party's values.Ari Yashar, 2/4/2014, 3:03 PM

Supreme Court Pushes Govt. To Enlist Hareidim

Judges demand govt. speed up legislative proceedings in drafting new hareidi IDF enlistment law.Ari Yashar, 1/14/2014, 4:04 PM

Criticism in Shas Over Education Ministry Agreement

All Shas MKs summoned to discuss agreement that lets Education Ministry partially control Shas schools.Ari Yashar, Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/1/2014, 12:44 PM

Hassidic Leadership Confab to Set Policy on Enlistment

Grand Rabbis of Belz, Gur, Wizhnitz, Bayan, Slonim, Tzanz, other hassidic sects to decide how to respond to demands to serve country.Gil Ronen and Ari Soffer, 12/16/2013, 2:50 PM

Hareidi Rabbi Threatens: Meah Shearim Riots ‘Just a Promo’

Hareidi rabbi warns of world-wide campaign against forced enlistment. ‘Netanyahu will learn,’ he says.Maayana Miskin, 12/12/2013, 1:41 PM

Yaalon: It’s Not Fair, but We Can’t Make Hareidi Men Serve

Defense Minister tells high school students that they deserve equal treatment, but that forcing hareidi men to enlist won’t pay.Maayana Miskin, 12/11/2013, 2:16 AM

Hareidim Protest Draft-Avoiders' Arrest

Hundreds of hareidim gathered outside the military prison where two 18-year-olds were jailed.Gil Ronen, 12/9/2013, 2:44 PM

Hareidi, Secular MKs Threaten 'Culture War'

Debate on sanctions against hareidi men who do not enlist turns ugly.Gil Ronen, 11/5/2013, 4:18 PM

First Pre-Army Academy for Hareidi Students

New "mechina" school will give hareidi teenagers a year of intensive pre-army preparation, Torah study.Maayana Miskin and Ari Soffer, 8/28/2013, 7:06 PM

Peres to Hareidi Youth: Be Like the Rambam

Peres sits down with hareidi youth, calls for hareidi Jews to attend college, enter the workforce. ‘Be like the Rambam.’Maayana Miskin, 8/21/2013, 8:46 PM

IDF Officer Accuses Yeshiva Deans of Lying

General levels harsh accsuations at hareidi yeshivas in Knesset debate, says they help “fake students” avoid IDF service.Arutz Sheva, 8/6/2013, 11:53 AM

Hareidi Draft Law Passes: Hareidi MKs Mourn with Shofar

Unprecedented protest in the plenum: UTJ MKs tear clothes, cuff themselves to seats, blow shofar in hall.Gil Ronen, 7/23/2013, 8:19 AM

Rabbi Druckman: Why Such Hatred?

Venerated religious Zionist rabbi reacts to Shas sage's vicious attack on non-hareidi Jews. "This is a desecration of G-d's Name."Gil Ronen, 7/14/2013, 5:25 PM

Public Security Minister: Dozens of Hareidi Attacks on Soldiers

Min. Aharonovich: five hareidi attacks on soldiers in recent days - most attacks go unreportedGil Ronen, 7/10/2013, 3:16 PM

Lapid Demands Police Crackdown on 'Hareidi Extremist Violence'

Yesh Atid's Mickey Levy: "This is not Ramallah or Jenin, but the center of Jerusalem.”Gil Ronen, 7/10/2013, 11:11 AM

Knesset Lobby: Don’t Make Anyone Enlist

A new movement proposes a radical solution to the hareidi enlistment issue: no mandatory enlistment for anyone.Maayana Miskin, 6/14/2013, 3:45 PM

Yaalon: No to Forcing Hareidim, Arabs to Enlist

Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon says “threats won't work,” hopes compromise wording will be found.Gil Ronen, 5/28/2013, 2:14 PM

Lapid: Equal Army Service or this Gov't is History

Finance Minister Yair Lapid flexes political muscle, calls on coalition partners to “stop playing this game.”Gil Ronen, 5/27/2013, 2:55 PM

Yesh Atid Threatens to Bolt Coalition

Marathon ministerial discussion breaks up in disagreement over criminal sanctions against hareidim who do not enlist.Gil Ronen, 5/27/2013, 9:41 AM

Yaalon: No to Sanctions on Hareidim

Defense Minister says drafting hareidim should be carried out gradually.Gil Ronen, 5/26/2013, 6:13 PM

Hareidi MKs Vow to Fight Enlistment Plan

"Draconian sanctions are ineffective and have no chance," says MK Moses.Gil Ronen, 5/23/2013, 5:04 PM

Tens of Thousands of Hareidim Protest Enlistment

Eida Hareidit organizes rally near IDF enlistment center to fight against plans to enlist young men.Gil Ronen, 5/16/2013, 10:36 PM

Chief Rabbi: Equal Burden of Service? Nonsense

Rabbi Shlomo Amar says talk of hareidi-religious enlistment is ‘nonsense.’Maayana Miskin, 4/29/2013, 3:42 AM

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef: The Greater Pain is Yeshiva Enlistment

Bereaved rabbi tells Prime Minister that he is pained by plans to require yeshiva students to enlist in the IDF.Maayana Miskin, 4/17/2013, 9:05 AM

Perry C'tee Convenes: 'We'll be Sensitive but Determined'

Minister Perry uses Disengagement slogan with regard to hareidi enlistment.Gil Ronen, 4/14/2013, 7:14 PM

Rabbi: Hareidi Enlistment ‘Not a Czarist Decree’

Rabbi Dov Lior says hareidi enlistment plans show unprecedented respect for Torah study, are not a ‘decree.’Maayana Miskin, 4/2/2013, 8:11 PM

Hareidi Enlistment Proposal Worries Activists

Pro-enlistment activists worry that Yesh Atid’s agreement on hareidi-religious army recruitment will have no real effect., 3/17/2013, 3:11 PM

Netanyahu, Lapid & Bennett in Nighttime Meeting

Prime Minister reportedly trying to bridge gap between Bennett, Lapid on yeshiva students' enlistment.Gil Ronen, 3/10/2013, 9:46 PM

UTJ: Raze Settlements but Save our Yeshivas

Did Bayit Yehudi push hareidim too far? UTJ appears set to abandon right-wing posture.Gil Ronen, 2/19/2013, 1:47 PM

Heated Emotions as Bennett Tours Mir Yeshiva

Bayit Yehudi head visits Israel's largest yeshiva, in a sign he means business regarding hareidi enlistment.Gil Ronen, 2/18/2013, 11:29 AM

MK Ariel: Draft Evaders won't Face Criminal Charges

Bayit Yehudi MK says hareidi leaders are sowing unnecessary panic about plan to enlist yeshiva students.Gil Ronen, 2/9/2013, 8:00 PM