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

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