Knesset passes amended Enlistment Law 49:36

The Arab MKs absented themselves during the vote, at the request of the haredi parties.Haim Lev, 11/24/2015, 11:17 AM

Knesset to ratify enlistment law today

MK Kisch, who opposes the bill, will abstain, but so will Arab MKs, and the law is expected to pass.Haim Lev, 11/23/2015, 11:55 AM

Emotional haredi MK calls Yesh Atid 'fascist'

MK Moshe Gafni appears to truly blow his top in the debate on haredi enlistment deferral.Hezki Baruch, 11/19/2015, 6:06 PM

Shaked: I asked Yogev to stop talking about S.C.

'I explained to him that his statements are out of place and that he must stop them,' says Justice MinisterArutz Sheva Staff, 11/7/2015, 9:44 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

Report: Likud and UTJ Deal On the Rocks

UTJ source tells Arutz Sheva that Likud has retracted prior agreements to repeal criminal sanctions from Enlistment Law.Haim Lev, Cynthia Blank, 4/19/2015, 7:46 AM

Jewish Home Flip Flops on Criminal Sanctions

MK Ayelet Shaked says she was always for economic sanctions, and would be willing to cancel criminal sanctions for better alternative.Ido Ben Porat, Cynthia Blank, 4/13/2015, 5:21 PM

UTJ Reportedly in Final Stages of Coalition Deal

All that's left is phrasing final agreement according to report, with deal to include cancellation of Enlistment Law's criminal sanctions.Yedidya Ben-Or, Ari Yashar, 4/13/2015, 9:49 AM

Watch: First-Ever UTJ Facebook Video

Techno music accompanies unofficial UTJ clip featuring scintillating foosball action... don't miss it.Gil Ronen, 3/2/2015, 12:35 PM

Haredim Continue Protests Against IDF Draft

Haredim opposed to the IDF draft of yeshiva students on Wednesday staged a major protest along Israel's highways.Yaakov Levi , 2/4/2015, 11:23 PM

40 Haredim Arrested in IDF Enlistment Protests

Israeli police arrested 40 haredim in Ashdod clashes during protests against controversial Enlistment Law.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/2/2015, 3:35 PM

Haredim Block Highways in Protest of 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

Hareidi IDF Enlistment Targets to be Met

Shaked Committee learns its law mandating hareidi enlistment succeeding vis-a-vis IDF recruitment, though not civilian national service.Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar, 11/24/2014, 2:49 PM

NGO: Significant Drop in Hareidi Army Enlistment

Religious Freedom group debunks Yesh Atid pride over 39% draft increase due to new law 'as accurate as Hamas's declaration of a victory'.Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 9/8/2014, 11:45 AM

Rabbis Slam IDF for Targeting Hareidi Soldiers

Nahal Hareidi rabbis criticize 'drastic' jailing of soldiers in the Brigade for part in social protest, note rapid decline in enlistment.Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 7/4/2014, 7:55 AM

IDF Yeshiva Leader Demands 'Cancel Enlistment Law'

Former chairman of Hesder Yeshivas Association calls on Supreme Court to cancel; 'no hareidim enlisting anymore.'Benny Toker, Ari Yashar, 6/27/2014, 2:22 PM

Enlistment Law Causes Sharp Drop in Hareidi Draft

IDF acknowledges that controversial new law responsible for 30% drop in enlistments to Nahal Hareidi; down to 140 draftees in March.Iddo Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 4/11/2014, 9:28 AM

'No Force or Coercion' on Hareidi Enlistment

Ya'alon stresses importance of preserving hareidi lifestyle in army to new hareidi recruits, notes challenges of hareidi backlash.Yedidya Ben-Or, Ari Yashar, 3/27/2014, 1:28 PM

Lapid Tells Hareidim To Enlist For Housing Benefit

Finance Minister defends VAT discount for young couples, says state willing to sacrifice for citizens who serve the nation.Ido Ben-Porat, Tova Dvorin, 3/26/2014, 3:30 PM

Hareidim Protest Purim Arrest of Draft-Dodger

Hundreds demonstrate against arrest of yeshiva student who refused to comply with military summons.Ari Soffer, 3/19/2014, 8:45 PM

Shas MK Says Bennett Drags Jewish Home after Lapid

MK Ze'ev argues Bennett acting against majority of his own party, slams ramming through of three controversial laws.Ari Yashar, 3/13/2014, 10:08 PM

High Court Rejects Motion Against Enlistment Law

NGO said the law makes things worse, not better, and will only affect 8% of hareidim eligible for draft. High Court unimpressed.Gil Ronen, 3/12/2014, 1:41 PM

MK Yogev 'Almost' Voted Against Enlistment Law

Jewish Home MK reports voting 'yea' only because of party discipline, warns law requires party reorganization.Ari Yashar, 3/12/2014, 1:27 PM

Bennett Praises 'Historic Law' in Video Statement

Jewish Home Chairman hails new law for easing hareidi entrance to job market and army.Ari Yashar, 3/12/2014, 1:11 PM

Rabbi Eliyahu Questions Jewish Home 'Dictatorship'

Tzfat Chief Rabbi asked Bennett to give his faction members freedom to vote as they wish on Enlistment Law.Ari Yashar, 3/12/2014, 11:16 AM

Knesset Passes Enlistment Law

The law is intended to raise the number of young hareidi men who serve in the military. The opposition boycotted the vote.Arutz Sheva staff, 3/12/2014, 11:05 AM