Netanyahu government faces critical Knesset votes

Votes in the Knesset over the next 24 hours could determine whether coalition survives - or if early elections are inevitable.David Rosenberg, 3/13/2018, 5:31 PM

Yerushalmi Faction to shut down Bnei Brak roads Monday

Extremist anti-draft haredi group plans follow-up demonstration in Bnei Brak, after group shut down traffic in Jerusalem last week.David Rosenberg, 3/12/2018, 1:24 PM

Haredi draft bill passes first hurdle

Following compromise agreement between PM, haredi factions, draft exemption law approved by Ministerial Committee for Legislation.David Rosenberg, 3/12/2018, 10:41 AM

Yisrael Beytenu threatens to bolt coalition over Draft Law

'If haredi-backed draft law passes, we'll leave the government,' warns Defense Minister's Yisrael Beytenu faction.David Rosenberg, 3/12/2018, 9:50 AM

PM meets with UTJ head in last-ditch effort to avoid elections

Following week abroad, Netanyahu meets with haredi lawmaker in effort to resolve coalition crisis, prevent government collapse.David Rosenberg, 3/11/2018, 8:51 PM

Haredi leaders reject compromise on Draft Law

Coalition crisis deepens as UTJ leaders reject compromise offered to end crisis over draft law.David Rosenberg, 3/11/2018, 5:51 PM

'We will never surrender to haredi extortion'

Liberman rejects proposed Draft Law compromise aimed at ending coalition crisis, averting snap elections.David Rosenberg, 3/9/2018, 10:52 AM

'Israel has been taken captive by haredi extremists'

Defense Minister launches a broadside on haredi parties over Draft Law impasse, accuses haredim of 'extorting' government.Tzvi Lev, 3/8/2018, 10:35 PM

Haredi anti-draft radicals shut down Jerusalem streets

Anti-draft protesters launch first demonstration following death of Yerushalmi Faction leader.David Rosenberg, 3/8/2018, 6:44 PM

Yisrael Beytenu MK: We're not willing to compromise on security

MK Oded Forer slams haredi parties for coalition crisis, says they're using MK fear of elections as an excuse for 'extortion.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/2/2018, 10:53 AM

Netanyahu, haredi MKs weigh proposal to end coalition crisis

'We'll join a left-wing gov't if necessary', warn haredi leaders, as PM floats possible compromise to secure passage of budget, Draft Law.David Rosenberg, 3/1/2018, 10:56 PM

Bennett: Don't let your egos bring down the coalition

Education Minister Naftali Bennett calls on government to find a compromise on Draft Law as haredim threaten to topple coalition.Tzvi Lev, 3/1/2018, 5:16 PM

Haredi party threatens to quit coalition

Deputy Health Minister Litzman threatens to bring down coalition if haredi draft law is not passed before the budget.Hezki Baruch, 2/28/2018, 3:56 PM

Defense Minister's party won't vote for haredi draft law

Yisrael Beytenu party promises to vote against the law unless it is properly discussed and relevant changes are inserted.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/26/2018, 6:48 PM

Jerusalem Faction left leaderless after rabbi's death

The extremist Jerusalem Faction searches for a leader after Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach's sudden death.Tzvi Lev, 2/25/2018, 10:51 AM

Liberman pushes alternative haredi draft law

Defense Minister Liberman establishes task force dedicated to passing haredi draft law.Tzvi Lev, 2/15/2018, 8:54 PM

Former haredi soldier confronts leader of Yerushalmi Faction

Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach, leader of the Yerushalmi Faction responsible for mass demonstrations, confronted by haredi man who served in the IDF.David Rosenberg, 12/8/2017, 12:55 PM

IDF opens new haredi draft center

New center to help religious soldiers integrate into the IDF. 'We want haredi soldiers to remain haredi by the time they are discharged.'Tzvi Lev, 12/7/2017, 4:55 PM

35 arrested as protesters block Jerusalem roads, light rail

Watch: Anti-draft demonstrators shut down major intersections in Jerusalem, block light rail train.David Rosenberg, 11/26/2017, 6:40 PM

33 arrested as thousands of haredi protesters block traffic

'Severe violence' as thousands of anti-draft demonstrators block traffic in Bnei Brak, Jerusalem. 12 protesters injured, 33 arrested.David Rosenberg, 11/20/2017, 7:59 PM

20 arrested as haredi protesters shut down Jerusalem light rail

Hundreds of anti-draft demonstrators take to the streets in Jerusalem and Bnei Brak, blocking traffic. At least 20 arrested thus far.David Rosenberg, 11/19/2017, 8:51 PM

Coalition to legislate new haredi draft law

Coalition heads agree Tuesday to legislate a new law regulating the haredi draft.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/26/2017, 5:25 PM

Haredi enlistment rising - but IDF still not meeting goals

The number of haredi Jews drafting into the IDF continues to rise, but IDF is still far from reaching its goals, report finds.Tzvi Lev, 9/26/2017, 10:08 AM

Oren Hazan slams attempts to force haredi draft

'How can we tell them not to learn Torah when we have our own state? Why should haredi Jews be forced to serve - but not Arabs?'Tzvi Lev, 9/18/2017, 2:25 PM

'Either national service, or no subsidies'

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman demanded that all haredi Jews draft to the IDF in the wake of Supreme Court ruling.Tzvi Lev, 9/13/2017, 9:52 PM

'It's time to stop the Supreme Court from running wild'

MK Bezalel Smotrich called on haredi MK's to team up and pass a law that would limit the Supreme Court's powers of intervention.Tzvi Lev, 9/13/2017, 8:03 PM

Haredi MKs focus their rage on the Supreme Court

Shas and UTJ MKs held an emergency meeting Wednesday, and harshly criticized the Supreme Court for striking down the draft law.Tzvi Lev, 9/13/2017, 5:42 PM

Haredi recruitment rising - but not meeting targets

In the past draft year, 2,800 haredi soldiers were recruited, missing government's target of 3,200.Haim Lev, 8/8/2017, 11:13 AM

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

A haredi writer's open letter to anti-IDF rioters

Yerushalmi Faction riots lead haredi writer to ask: How many enemies to the Torah way of life have you created?Isaac Kohn, 4/7/2017, 11:48 AM

Ben Gurion Airport prepares for haredi demonstrations

Leaders of haredi demonstrations against IDF recruitment plan rallys at airport to disrupt Passover travel to and from Israel.Mordechai Sones, 4/5/2017, 12:47 PM

Reason for demonstrations: Arrest of haredi draft dodgers

Dozens of Jerusalem Faction members demonstrate at Jerusalem, Beit Dagan and Reem junctions. Police dispersed demonstrators.Michal Levy, 3/20/2017, 6:59 PM

How much does the campaign against haredi soldiers cost?

Fundraising pamphlet distributed in US to support effort to shame haredi soldiers reveals expenses of 'hardak' campaign.Haim Lev, 2/20/2017, 12:11 PM

Deputy Defense Minister Ben-Dahan disappointed in haredi leaders

Deputy DM condemns tacit encouragement by haredi leaders to incite against haredi soldiers. 'No sanction in the world for such acts'Hezki Baruch, 1/19/2017, 2:27 PM

Initiative: Lawsuits against those harassing IDF recruits

Defense Ministry initiates free legal aid to haredi soldiers to redress harassment they suffer because of being drafted.Kobi Finkler, 1/19/2017, 1:02 PM

7 arrested in haredi protests in Jerusalem, Beit Shemesh

Demonstrators protest arrest of haredi women accused of draft dodging.David Rosenberg, 1/18/2017, 10:39 AM

Haredi party heads refuse to condemn 'soldier shaming'

Haredi soldiers fall victim to haredi 'shaming campaign,' UTJ and Shas leaders refuse to condemn incitement.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/28/2016, 8:22 AM

Chief rabbi: fix the haredi draft law

Chief Sephardic rabbi writes letter to haredi MKs requesting amendment to draft law.Haim Lev, 12/25/2016, 7:16 AM

Doctors fight to save eye of haredi girl injured during protest

18-year old haredi girl was seriously injured after being knocked down by an anti-riot water cannon during a protest in Jerusalem.David Rosenberg, 11/14/2016, 2:50 PM

Teenage haredi girl injured during anti-draft protests

Female passerby injured as police break up haredi protest in Jerusalem.David Rosenberg, 11/7/2016, 8:33 AM

Watch: Haredi protesters shut down roads across Israel

Members of Yerushalmi faction block roads around country to protest arrest of haredi draft-dodger.Haim Lev, 11/6/2016, 9:48 PM

IDF Rabbi: Yair Lapid split the haredim and the IDF

Lieutenant Colonel Rabbi Moshe Raived assesses the long-term effects of Lapid's draft law - and explains why he resigned from the IDF.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/29/2016, 8:29 PM

Haredi recruit thrown off bus, told to shave beard

Army regulations create pitfalls for religious recruits.Michal Levy, 8/25/2016, 10:24 AM

Haredi paper portrays Jewish Home MK as hangman

Caricature in Hapeles portrays Deputy Defense Minister as hangman targeting yeshiva students.Michal Levy, 8/22/2016, 11:01 AM

Haredim riot over draft-dodger arrest

Police report rioting haredim in Jerusalem near Kikar Hashabbat, after security forces arrested a youth for dodging the IDF draft.Rachel Kaplan, 8/18/2016, 9:41 PM

Chabad leaders broker deal with IDF over draft

15% of Chabad students to be exempt from army service; 85% will draft by age 26 after returning from the Chabad headquarters in Brooklyn.Rachel Kaplan, 8/10/2016, 3:09 PM

'Satan has invaded the haredi community, nothing will be left'

Rabbi leading fight against haredi draft says new data showing more haredim joining the IDF is harbinger of haredi community's destruction.Benny Toker, 8/6/2016, 8:53 PM

Pictures: President Rivlin visits new IDF draftees

On the day of IDF August draft, President Reuven Rivlin pays the fresh recruits a visit to offer them encouragement for their new journey.Orly Harari, 8/2/2016, 3:51 PM

Lapid drawing closer to haredim?

Yair Lapid expresses willingness to accept new, defanged version of haredi draft law, in shift from previous hard-line position.Shai Landesman, 7/4/2016, 9:59 PM

Radicals ratchet up attacks on home of haredi officer

Anti-Zionists attempt to break into home of haredi officer, vandalize front door.David Rosenberg, 6/15/2016, 7:37 PM

And then, Meir, I began to cry.

A letter from a haredi soldier to his former classmate. Isaac Kohn, 5/18/2016, 5:11 PM

Chabad IDF rabbi's unique cure for haredi extremism

Military rabbi reveals his response to extremist youth who shouted slurs at him in synagogue - including seizing his hat, forced learning.Ari Yashar, 5/1/2016, 8:17 PM

Soldier 'exterminator' costume a hit with haredi extremists

Latest form of anti-Zionist incitement teaches children to 'exterminate' religious soldiers.David Rosenberg, 3/28/2016, 11:01 PM

Knesset targets radical haredi anti-draft movement

The Knesset is taking aim at the phenomenon of violent attacks, harassment, and humiliation against haredi soldiers.David Rosenberg, 3/9/2016, 8:55 PM

Soldier attacked by stone-throwers - in the middle of Ashdod

Haredi soldier and his son attacked by haredi stone-throwers outside of Ashdod yeshiva.David Rosenberg, 3/3/2016, 9:49 AM

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

'Haredi soldier' effigy with dog's face at protest

Four arrested during haredi extremist protest against IDF enlistment, which included dehumanization of haredi soldiers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/23/2015, 8:14 AM