hareidi army recruitment

First Pre-Army Academy for Hareidi Students

New "mechina" school will give hareidi teenagers a year of intensive pre-army preparation, Torah study.Maayana Miskin and Ari Soffer, 8/28/2013, 7:06 PM

Yeshiva Funding to be Based on IDF Enlistment

Blow to hareidi yeshiva system as Education Ministry plans to link yeshiva funding to IDF enlistment., 8/27/2013, 8:57 PM

Peres to Hareidi Youth: Be Like the Rambam

Peres sits down with hareidi youth, calls for hareidi Jews to attend college, enter the workforce. ‘Be like the Rambam.’Maayana Miskin, 8/21/2013, 8:46 PM

Court Proposes Compromise on Hareidi Enlistment

High Court proposes compromise as group files suit over delay in hareidi enlistment.Maayana Miskin, 8/20/2013, 5:51 PM

MK Porush: Equality? Why don't Arabs Serve?

In meetings with fellow MKs, UTJ politician points to hypocrisy in demanding equal service only from hareidim.Arutz Sheva, 8/14/2013, 9:14 AM

‘A Law Won’t Make Hareidi Men Enlist’

Hareidi-religious MK, ‘Whoever thinks a law will force Torah students to enlist in the army is mistaken.’Maayana Miskin, 8/12/2013, 12:16 AM

‘Knesset, not Court, to Rule on Enlistment’

Attorney-General’s change would see Torah scholars enlist at 18, not 21. MK Shaked: Knesset will decide – not Supreme Court.Maayana Miskin, 8/11/2013, 3:04 PM

IDF Officer Accuses Yeshiva Deans of Lying

General levels harsh accsuations at hareidi yeshivas in Knesset debate, says they help “fake students” avoid IDF service.Arutz Sheva, 8/6/2013, 11:53 AM

MK Lipman Invites Hareidi Enlistees to his Home

Hareidi Yesh Atid MK lauds record 400 hareidim who signed up to the IDF; offers support to those whose families are unsupportiveAri Soffer, 8/1/2013, 4:04 PM

85% of Hareidi Soldiers: Proud to Serve

New polls reveal how hareidi-religious soldiers feel about the IDF, as hundreds more enlist.Maayana Miskin, 8/1/2013, 9:12 AM

Rabbi: Zionists Fought Hareidim, and Lost

The Rabbinate elections show the religious-Zionist community what happens if it fights the hareidi world, religious-Zionist rabbi says.Maayana Miskin, 7/28/2013, 1:27 PM

Lapid Demands Police Crackdown on 'Hareidi Extremist Violence'

Yesh Atid's Mickey Levy: "This is not Ramallah or Jenin, but the center of Jerusalem.”Gil Ronen, 7/10/2013, 11:11 AM

Shas ‘Disgusted’ by Attack on Hareidi Soldier

Hareidi-religious Shas party expresses shock, disgust over ‘wicked’ attack on soldier.Maayana Miskin, 7/10/2013, 9:17 AM

Hareidi Soldier Attacked by Meah Shearim Mob

The delegitimization of IDF soldiers in the hareidi community continued Tuesday night, as a soldier was stoned in Meah ShearimDavid Lev, 7/9/2013, 9:58 PM

Porush: This is a Dark Day for Israel

Hareidi-religious MK slams law requiring hareidi enlistment. ‘This will be remembered as a dark day.’Maayana Miskin, 7/7/2013, 2:43 PM

Support for ‘Imperfect’ Bill on Hareidi-Religious Enlistment

Bill on hareidi enlistment passes with 14 votes and 4 abstentions, but dissatisfaction remains.Maayana Miskin, 7/7/2013, 12:13 PM

Irreligious IDF Commanders Switched at Last Minute

Commanders who were to train new hareidi soldiers are replaced due to fears of secular-hareidi misunderstandings.Maayana Miskin, 7/7/2013, 10:45 AM

Video: Hareidi Clash with Police Becomes Wedding Dance

Hareidi men show their sense of humor with wedding dance styled on protest violence.Maayana Miskin, 6/26/2013, 3:35 PM

Rabbi Simcha Hacohen Kook Slams Enlistment Plans

The Chief Rabbi of Rehovot says some want to fight Torah learning because they see its impact, criticizes Chief Rabbinate candidacy.Maayana Miskin, 6/16/2013, 7:35 PM

Knesset Lobby: Don’t Make Anyone Enlist

A new movement proposes a radical solution to the hareidi enlistment issue: no mandatory enlistment for anyone.Maayana Miskin, 6/14/2013, 3:45 PM

Hareidi MK: Lack of Hareidi Enlistment is Israel's Fault

It was the army that abandoned hareidi Jews and not the other way around, MK claims.Maayana Miskin, 6/12/2013, 4:55 PM

Hareidi MK: If Govt. Forces Enlistment, Israel Won’t be Our Home

Hareidi MK: If Torah students are forced to enlist, ‘We will tell the world this isn’t the place for Torah observant Jews.’Maayana Miskin, 6/12/2013, 11:18 AM

Bennett: It's Time to Put an End to Discourse of Hate

The hareidi-religious community is concerned over being drafted into the army and it must be done gently, says Minister Naftali Bennett.Yoni Kempinski, 6/12/2013, 3:15 AM

Rabbi Ben-Dahan: No Way Will Hareidim be Jailed

Hareidi-religious yeshiva students will not go to jail, even if they refuse to enlist in the IDF, says Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/4/2013, 3:43 AM

Yaalon: No to Criminal Sanctions Against Hareidi Draft Evaders

Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon expresses his strong opposition to criminal actions against hareidi men who don't serve in the IDF.Elad Benari, 6/3/2013, 2:15 AM

ZAKA Head: Hareidi World Lacks Leadership

ZAKA head explains why the secular and hareidi-religious communities cannot understand each other.Maayana Miskin, 6/3/2013, 12:13 AM

Hareidi IDF Rabbi: Forced Enlistment? This Means War

Hareidi IDF rabbi, Nachal Hareidi co-founder, threatens zero cooperation if government tries to force enlistment.Maayana Miskin, 6/2/2013, 11:33 AM

Danon: We Won’t Be Party to Anti-Hareidi Incitement

Danon says Likud will stick up for hareidi Israelis, will insist on changes to ‘equal burden of service’ law. Maayana Miskin, 5/31/2013, 12:12 PM

Livni Dissatisfied with Agreement on Hesder Track

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni says that soldiers in the hesder track should serve for the same length of time as hareidi soldiers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/30/2013, 6:13 AM

Lapid to Hareidi Men: We Need You

Lapid tells hareidi men, ‘If Iran gets a nuclear bomb, it’s happening to you, too.’Maayana Miskin, 5/29/2013, 12:54 PM

Perry Committee: Treat Hareidi Men who Don’t Enlist as Criminals

Perry Committee votes for criminal sanctions for hareidi non-enlistment.Maayana Miskin, 5/29/2013, 10:32 AM

MK: Use Hareidi Money to Fund Soldiers

Former head of IDF Manpower: Instead of force, use hareidi money to reward soldiers. He rejects civilian service option.Maayana Miskin, 5/29/2013, 10:04 AM

MK Slams Lapid ‘Panic Attack’ on Economy

Labor MK slams Lapid as he drops planned meetings in favor of hareidi enlistment debate. ‘No celebrity discount.’Maayana Miskin, 5/28/2013, 2:49 PM

MKs Debate: What Does Torah Say about Enlistment?

Yesh Atid MK frustrated by what he calls ‘distortion of Torah,’ Shas MK argues, ‘Legislation won’t help.’Maayana Miskin, 5/28/2013, 2:06 PM

MK Eichler: Abolish Mandatory IDF Service

Cancellation of the mandatory service and turning the IDF into a professional army will end the "cultural war" against hareidim, says MK.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/28/2013, 2:16 AM

Netanyahu Asks Yaalon to Support New Draft Law

Prime Minister asks Defense Minister to support new draft law, despite his opposition to criminal sanctions against draft evaders.Elad Benari, 5/28/2013, 1:13 AM

Perry Committee Ends Meeting Without Agreement

Late night meeting of the Perry Committee ends because of an argument over criminal sanctions against hareidim who evade service.Elad Benari, 5/27/2013, 4:42 AM

Ministers Expected to Oppose ‘Anti-Hareidi’ Perry Report

The Perry Committee’s recommendations are expected to face strong opposition. MK: It looks like an anti-hareidi campaign.Maayana Miskin, 5/26/2013, 12:52 PM

Ariel: Equal Burden Should Apply to Everyone, Arabs Too

Housing Minister Uri Ariel says his party intends to demand legislation be introduced requiring Arabs to enlist in the army.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/24/2013, 9:38 PM

MK: Hareidi Men Will Marry Young, Avoid Service

MK says proposed solution for hareidi military service will be no solution at all, thanks to early marriage in hareidi community.Maayana Miskin, 5/24/2013, 2:10 PM

Tens of Thousands of Hareidim Protest Enlistment

Eida Hareidit organizes rally near IDF enlistment center to fight against plans to enlist young men.Gil Ronen, 5/16/2013, 10:36 PM

Aharonovich: Hareidi Enlistment in Under a Month

Minister of Internal Security anticipates fast decision on hareidi enlistment, calls for Arab service as well.Maayana Miskin, 5/1/2013, 1:00 PM

Chief Rabbi: Equal Burden of Service? Nonsense

Rabbi Shlomo Amar says talk of hareidi-religious enlistment is ‘nonsense.’Maayana Miskin, 4/29/2013, 3:42 AM

‘Equal Burden for Hareidi Men – What About Arabs?’

Deputy Defense Minister calls for Arabs, not just hareidi Jews, to bear burden of national defense. Maayana Miskin, 4/28/2013, 11:06 AM

Soldiers: Hareidi Jews Will be Pleasantly Surprised by IDF

Ministers meet with hareidi soldiers as they weigh options in IDF enlistment battle.Maayana Miskin, 4/23/2013, 7:39 PM

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef: The Greater Pain is Yeshiva Enlistment

Bereaved rabbi tells Prime Minister that he is pained by plans to require yeshiva students to enlist in the IDF.Maayana Miskin, 4/17/2013, 9:05 AM

Paper Calls for Independent Hareidi Entity in Israel

As tension over IDF enlistment continues, hareidi daily proposes solving problem with hareidi autonomy.Maayana Miskin, 4/10/2013, 2:39 PM

Rabbi Shteinman: Everything Is For the Good

Hareidi leader says funding cuts, pressure over IDF enlistment will ultimately benefit the hareidi community.Maayana Miskin, 4/9/2013, 7:04 PM

Gafni: We Still Embrace Religious Zionists

Hareidi MK says hareidi world will ‘embrace’ religious Zionists, but will give religious-Zionist MKs a hard time. Maayana Miskin, 4/3/2013, 5:59 AM

Rabbi: Hareidi Enlistment ‘Not a Czarist Decree’

Rabbi Dov Lior says hareidi enlistment plans show unprecedented respect for Torah study, are not a ‘decree.’Maayana Miskin, 4/2/2013, 8:11 PM

Hareidi Enlistment Proposal Worries Activists

Pro-enlistment activists worry that Yesh Atid’s agreement on hareidi-religious army recruitment will have no real effect., 3/17/2013, 3:11 PM

Bayit Yehudi Presents: The 'New Deal' on Yeshiva Student Drafts

The new coalition deal on equitable IDF service enhances the status of yeshiva students and the yeshiva world, Bayit Yehudi saidDavid Lev, 3/14/2013, 10:45 AM

Coalition Talks Continue into the Night

Progress was made on the issue of hareidi enlistment during the Netanyahu-Lapid-Bennett meeting. Negotiators to continue talking.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/11/2013, 1:45 AM

Litzman: Hareidi-Haters Beginning the Demolition

Hareidi MK terms Naftali Bennett head of ‘axis of evil,’ warns ‘haters of religion’ will bring destruction. Maayana Miskin, 3/7/2013, 10:24 PM

Hareidi Parties: This is What We Get for Our Loyalty?

Hareidi MKs are up in arms over the impending deal between theLikud/Yisrael Beteinu, Yesh Atid and Jewish Home to form a governmentDavid Lev, 2/28/2013, 10:34 AM

Rabbi Calls for 5-Day Torah Marathon to 'Cancel Decree'

Hareidi-religious leader Rabbi Shteinman calls for a five-day Torah study marathon “to cancel the decree.” Maayana Miskin, 2/27/2013, 4:41 PM

Report: Lapid and Bennett Draft New Hareidi Enlistment Outline

Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid have drafted a new outline for enlistment of hareidim which they will present during coalition negotiations.Elad Benari, 2/24/2013, 6:33 AM