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News and updates about Haredi Enlistment

IDF Chief of Staff:

'Haredi enlistment is a distinct need'

Chief of Staff Halevi stated during a tour of Gaza with senior IDF commanders that 'there is an opportunity for change in the haredi community. We are not seeing enough people coming forward to draft, but there is a desire for change. '

'Haredi enlistment is a distinct need'

Religious Zionist Party Director:

Deri shouldn't come to War Cabinet meetings until haredim enlist

Religious Zionist Party Director Yehuda Wald wrote that Ariye Deri can not morally and ethically send soldiers to the battlefield as long as he does not work to send haredi boys as well.

Deri shouldn't come to War Cabinet meetings until haredim enlist

'Obligation based on the Torah'

Religious Zionist rabbis stress importance of military service

Several dozen religious Zionist rabbinical leaders, including heads of Hesder yeshivas, signed a letter opposing the “recruitment law” currently being advanced in the Government.

Religious Zionist rabbis stress importance of military service

Anti-draft protests

Radical haredim block Route 4 near Bnei Brak

Protesters affiliated with the community of Rabbi Tzvi Friedman, the leader of a subgroup in the Jerusalem Faction, blocked the road to protest the intention to conscript haredim in the IDF.

Radical haredim block Route 4 near Bnei Brak

Rabbi Stav:

'Chief Rabbi's disdainful words desecrate Hashem’s name'

The chairman of the Tzohar rabbinical organization remarks by Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef that Torah students are the ones protecting Israel and not the IDF.

'Chief Rabbi's disdainful words desecrate Hashem’s name'

Dozens of haredim trained to protect Judea and Samaria towns

The group completed Rifleman 03-level basic training and will join emergency security squads and partake in the security in haredi towns in Judea and Samaria.

Dozens of haredim trained to protect Judea and Samaria towns

'We will die and not enlist'

Thousands of haredim protest draft in Jerusalem

Protesters from the extremist Jerusalem Faction carried placards reading: 'Either haredi or military,' 'I do not cooperate with the forced apostasy law,' and 'No compromises and no concessions.' One rabbi even compared Israel to Nazis.

Thousands of haredim protest draft in Jerusalem

Anti-government activists protest in haredi neighborhood

Protesters from the Brothers in Arms protest group gathered in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem to call for the enlistment of haredim in the IDF.

Anti-government activists protest in haredi neighborhood

Haredi basic training camp:

Special IDF plan for recruiting Haredim

A senior IDF officer notes that the special corps planned for the haredim in the army are not yet full, and says that an accelerated Haredi recruitment program 'will require concessions from the secular society.'

Special IDF plan for recruiting Haredim

Gallows in hand

Boys in anti-draft costumes raise controversy

Students of a Satmar elementary school marched in Jerusalem in shirts with the slogan: 'Enlistment or the gallows? Our answer is the gallows,' while carrying miniature gallows complete with a noose.

Boys in anti-draft costumes raise controversy

'Jerusalem Faction' activists clash with police

Haredi movement protests arrest of student who failed to report to recruitment center to receive his IDF deferment.

'Jerusalem Faction' activists clash with police

Yeshiva student arrested, haredim threaten protests

The Jerusalem Faction is threatening to launch massive protests after a student at the Ponovitz Yeshiva was arrested for desertion.

Yeshiva student arrested, haredim threaten protests

Netanyahu pushes for concessions in haredi draft law

The Prime Minister asked haredi party leaders to drop controversial parts of the haredi draft law.

Netanyahu pushes for concessions in haredi draft law

Due to a lack of demand:

IDF to shutter two haredi companies

The IDF is preparing to close the Tomer and Hetz Companies after the haredi companies failed to meet enlistment goals.

IDF to shutter two haredi companies

We are such a quarrelsome people

Past, present and future of the secular-haredi and religious Zionist divide.Op-ed

We are such a quarrelsome people

IDF reveals:

Over 1,000 haredim enlist annually - not all of them religious

IDF does not investigate whether 'yeshiva students' actually study in yeshiva, top official says.

Over 1,000 haredim enlist annually - not all of them religious

200 young haredi men enlist in IDF

The young men will be integrated into both combat and non-combat jobs

200 young haredi men enlist in IDF

Joint List:

'Enlisting haredim will strengthen the occupation army'

Meretz MK who caused Draft Law not to pass says coalition crossed all lines in its attitude toward the Arab public.

'Enlisting haredim will strengthen the occupation army'

Study of 'lazy eye' reveals public health's blind spots

Immigrants and haredi men are at greatest risk of suffering untreated lazy eye, study shows.

Study of 'lazy eye' reveals public health's blind spots

Report: Liberman gave haredim exemptions from army

False medical exemptions were given to haredim, & sons of prominent haredim received easy exemptions, when Liberman was DM, report says.

Report: Liberman gave haredim exemptions from army

Report: IDF falsified statistics on haredi draft

For years, IDF's statistics on haredi enlistment have been exaggerated to prevent public criticism, report says.

Report: IDF falsified statistics on haredi draft

'When the month of Adar enters, we enlist with joy'

Defense Minister releases special message promoting haredi enlistment on the occasion of the Purim holiday.

'When the month of Adar enters, we enlist with joy'

Haredi IDF induction increase

Defense Ministry publishes figures for young haredi recruitment in 2016; number highter, but far from government goal.

Haredi IDF induction increase

Shas MK Margi on haredi extremists: 'Sit on the serpent's head'

'They have to be hit in their pocket, stop budgetary flows; haredi extremists have no problem with arrests ... Must hit where it hurts'.

Shas MK Margi on haredi extremists: 'Sit on the serpent's head'

Thoughts on the haredi anti-IDF rally in New York

Thoughts on the haredi anti-IDF rally in New York

Haredi MK: Yerushalmi Faction is an unruly handful

Health Minister explains Yerushalmi Faction not connected to haredi mainstream, 'This is not our way'.

Haredi MK: Yerushalmi Faction is an unruly handful

Investigation follows incitement against haredi recruiter

Investigation opened following leafleting at several locations in IDF haredi recruitment chief's Petah Tikva neighborhood.

Investigation follows incitement against haredi recruiter

Extremists call for death of officer over haredi enlistment

Haredi extremists place leaflets praying for the death of officer involved in haredi enlistment outside his parents' house.

Extremists call for death of officer over haredi enlistment

Campaign calls on haredi women to harass defense officials

Haredi magazine publishes names and phone numbers of defense officials, calls on haredi women to launch campaign against haredi enlistment.

Campaign calls on haredi women to harass defense officials

Head of IDF Haredi Integration Dep't heckled at Rachel's Tomb

Major Amir Vaknin, the head of the department for integration of haredim in the IDF, was heckled at Rachel's Tomb by extremist haredim.

Head of IDF Haredi Integration Dep't heckled at Rachel's Tomb

Haredi officer files multi-million shekel suit against harassers

Haredi IDF officer files 2.4 million shekel lawsuit against leaders of campaign to defame him and his family in haredi community.

Haredi officer files multi-million shekel suit against harassers

'Eat pork!' Haredi officer threatened by extremists at home

The head of haredi recruitment in Bnei Brak receives letter at home threatening him if he does not quit position in IDF.

'Eat pork!' Haredi officer threatened by extremists at home

IDF to form new haredi paratrooper unit

Multi-year Gideon plan leads to significant changes in IDF policy.

IDF to form new haredi paratrooper unit

Haredi death threats: 'You will be strangled tonight'

Haredi man encouraging dropouts to enlist or find work reveals shocking threats by haredi extremists: 'you and your kids will burn.'

Haredi death threats: 'You will be strangled tonight'

Soldier 'exterminator' costume a hit with haredi extremists

Latest form of anti-Zionist incitement teaches children to 'exterminate' religious soldiers.

Soldier 'exterminator' costume a hit with haredi extremists

Knesset targets radical haredi anti-draft movement

The Knesset is taking aim at the phenomenon of violent attacks, harassment, and humiliation against haredi soldiers.

Knesset targets radical haredi anti-draft movement

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

Haredi soldier and his son attacked by haredi stone-throwers outside of Ashdod yeshiva.

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

Haredi national service enlistment falls short of quota

Haredi enlistment in the IDF nears mark, but enlistment in national service woefully shy of quota.

Haredi national service enlistment falls short of quota

Haredi soldier to be court martialed for not saluting a woman

A haredi soldier who was supposed to receive honors for exemplary service to be court martialed for refusing to salute a woman.

Haredi soldier to be court martialed for not saluting a woman

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

Four arrested during haredi extremist protest against IDF enlistment, which included dehumanization of haredi soldiers.

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

Knesset passes amended Enlistment Law 49:36

The Arab MKs absented themselves during the vote, at the request of the haredi parties.

Knesset passes amended Enlistment Law 49:36

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.

Extremists Arrested 'Bombing' Haredi Draft Conference

Vizhnitz Rebbe Orders Youths to Enlist in IDF

In dramatic turnaround on previous decision, Vizhnitz yeshiva students told to enlist all together on a special day after long negotiations.

Vizhnitz Rebbe Orders Youths to Enlist in IDF

Lapid: Bibi 'Selling Out Israel' to Haredim

Yesh Atid head slams Likud's 'moral bankruptcy' for canceling criminal sanctions against draft refusers, restoring child stipends.

Lapid: Bibi 'Selling Out Israel' to Haredim

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.

Haredim Continue Protests Against IDF Draft

Haredi Extremists Step Up Incitement Campaign against IDF

Arab incitement against Jewish soldiers? No, its a flier put in mail boxes by haredim refusing to enlist dehumanizing haredi soldiers.

Haredi Extremists Step Up Incitement Campaign against IDF