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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

Anti-Zionists to march against IDF draft law Tuesday

'Zionism caused the current conflict, so Israel should not expect haredim to help them with the problem they created,' organizers claim.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/22/2015, 8:58 AM

Haredi man breaks into synagogue to yell at MK Maklev

Haredi follower of Rabbi Auerbach burst into synagogue to insult MK Uri Maklev over IDF draft bill.Haim Lev, 11/21/2015, 8:00 PM

Defense Ministry: Forcing haredim to serve in army backfires

Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee prepares to update Draft Law according to haredi parties' demands.Eliran Aharon, 11/19/2015, 1:29 PM

Liberman: Yisrael Beytenu 'the only secular right-wing party'

Avigdor Liberman slams Likud as 'sellouts' to haredi community after changes slated for draft law.Hezki Baruch, 11/9/2015, 4:14 PM

New Draft Law postpones haredi IDF service

'Trial period' postponed, then extended until 2020; criminal sanctions not to be enforced until 2023.Tova Dvorin, 11/6/2015, 8:24 AM

Dozens of Haredi Extremists Threaten IDF Recruiters

Leaked calls show vitriol toward IDF recruiters within the haredi world, with one even pretending to be a terrorist for scare tactics.Tova Dvorin, 8/27/2015, 7:05 PM

Extremists Arrested 'Bombing' Haredi Draft Conference

3 haredi youths disrupt meeting encouraging IDF draft in central Jerusalem by hitting participants, cursing them and damaging the building.Ido Ben-Porat, 8/21/2015, 9:53 AM

Yeshiva Student Combat Draft Rates 6 Times Higher Since 2007

State submits critical data on haredi enlistment in response to petition claiming haredi draft is 'discrimination.'Tova Dvorin, 5/29/2015, 11:05 AM

Catfight Over Knesset Law Likely to be Canceled

MKs Yael German (Yesh Atid) and Gila Gamliel (Likud) go head to head on repercussions of haredi draft law likely to be repealed.Cynthia Blank, 3/30/2015, 7:52 PM

Rabbi David Yosef: Secular Jews Endanger Israel

Those who do not observe the commandments is endangering our existence more than the Arabs, said Rabbi Yosef.Yaakov Levi , 3/2/2015, 3:13 AM

Lapid: I Won't Sit in Coalition that Repeals Haredi Draft Law

Yesh Atid head comes out swinging against PM Netanyahu and Labor head Herzog, accusing them of trying to win favor with haredi parties.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 3/1/2015, 3:16 PM

Expert: Haredi IDF Service Now an Unstoppable Force

More members of the haredi community are joining the army than ever, according to Yonatan Bransky of the Netzah Yehuda group.Moshe Cohen, 2/19/2015, 2:52 PM

Rabbi Melamed: Jewish Home Does Listen to Rabbis

Rabbi Zalman Melamed says all issues between Jewish Home and senior rabbis in Religious Zionist community have been resolved.Yaakov Levi, 2/19/2015, 2:05 PM

Haredim Block Highways in Protest of IDF Enlistment

Outside Modi'in, in Jerusalem and Ashdod, masses of haredim block roads and protest arrest of four students who refused enlistment.Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 2/2/2015, 10:39 AM

'Jews Don't Differentiate Between Religion and Nationality'

Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman believes in keeping religion and state together - in certain contexts, at least.Hezki Baruch, 4/3/2014, 1:13 AM

Podcast: Diverse Voices Speak Out on Massive Draft Rally

Hear exclusive coverage from the scene of the massive 'Ateres' prayer vigil plus phone calls from concerned Israelis.Ben Bresky, Tamar Yonah & INR, 3/3/2014, 3:34 PM

Edelstein: Draft Causing a Rift Among Israelis

MK Yuli Edelstein expressed fears that the draft bill requiring hareidi students to serve in the IDF may cause a major rift among Israelis.David Lev, 3/2/2014, 6:24 PM

Dozens of Haredim Inducted into IDF Technical Positions

Haredi draft part of project to integrate more soldiers into intelligence; stats also released today regarding drafts in major citiesTova Dvorin, 11/8/2013, 1:01 PM

Livnat: Bring in Hareidi Recruits, But Ensure IDF Women's Rights

Minister Limor Livnat is worried that the influx of hareidi recruits into the IDF could cause tensions with women serving in the army.David Lev, 10/2/2013, 4:57 PM

Repeat Performance: Hareidi Extremists Attack IDF Soldier

After a series of similar attacks, and less than a day after leading hareidi rabbi accused of incitement, extremists target soldiers againAri Soffer, 7/14/2013, 4:26 PM