Yaalon: Hareidi Brigade Successful Beyond ExpectationsDefense Minister praises majority-hareidi brigade on its anniversary.
Slashed Hareidi Budgets Blamed on ‘Fundamental Hate’Hareidi MK: decision to cut budgets for hareidi men – while funding draft dodgers – proves the real problem is hatred.
MK Stern Says Chabad Emissaries Should Count as National ServiceAs part of debate over hareidi enlistment, MK suggests Israel recognize Chabad youth who volunteer abroad as doing national service.
Hareidi Rabbi Threatens: Meah Shearim Riots ‘Just a Promo’Hareidi rabbi warns of world-wide campaign against forced enlistment. ‘Netanyahu will learn,’ he says.
Yaalon: It’s Not Fair, but We Can’t Make Hareidi Men ServeDefense Minister tells high school students that they deserve equal treatment, but that forcing hareidi men to enlist won’t pay.
Protest, Clashes as Hareidi Youth Arrested over DraftArrest of hareidi youth who failed to report to induction office sparks violent protests.
Rabbi Laments: MKs are Killing Hareidi EnlistmentThe government’s attempt to push hareidi men into the army is causing them to leave in droves, former IDF rabbi warns.
MK Stern: Some Things More Important than Torah StudyAnother heated debate in Knesset’s ‘Equal Burden of Service’ committee as Stern backs criminal charges for hareidi draft-dodgers.
Hareidi MK: Are We Still Allowed to Breathe?Tempers high as MKs talk about punishing hareidi men who refuse to join the army. MK: Can we still breathe?
Hareidi Soldiers Among Most Active in Fighting TerrorHareidi-religious soldiers in Netzach Yehuda had the most ‘encounters’ this year, MKs learn.
Rabbi David Yosef to PM: Cancel Hareidi EnlistmentRabbi Ovadia Yosef’s son tells Netanyahu that his father was deeply troubled by hareidi enlistment law.
Hareidi Extremists Publish Guide to Military PrisonBooklet urges hareidi youth to risk prison rather than enlist. ‘This isn’t a Soviet state – yet.’
Court Proposes Compromise on Hareidi EnlistmentHigh Court proposes compromise as group files suit over delay in hareidi enlistment.
‘A Law Won’t Make Hareidi Men Enlist’Hareidi-religious MK, ‘Whoever thinks a law will force Torah students to enlist in the army is mistaken.’
‘Knesset, not Court, to Rule on Enlistment’Attorney-General’s change would see Torah scholars enlist at 18, not 21. MK Shaked: Knesset will decide – not Supreme Court.
Rabbi: Zionists Fought Hareidim, and LostThe Rabbinate elections show the religious-Zionist community what happens if it fights the hareidi world, religious-Zionist rabbi says.
‘We Made a Commitment to the IDF’A young hareidi religious immigrant made a commitment to the IDF, but sometimes does not even receive his minimal pay at all.
Support for ‘Imperfect’ Bill on Hareidi-Religious EnlistmentBill on hareidi enlistment passes with 14 votes and 4 abstentions, but dissatisfaction remains.
Irreligious IDF Commanders Switched at Last MinuteCommanders who were to train new hareidi soldiers are replaced due to fears of secular-hareidi misunderstandings.
Rabbi Simcha Hacohen Kook Slams Enlistment PlansThe Chief Rabbi of Rehovot says some want to fight Torah learning because they see its impact, criticizes Chief Rabbinate candidacy.
Aharonovich: Hareidi Enlistment in Under a MonthMinister of Internal Security anticipates fast decision on hareidi enlistment, calls for Arab service as well.