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Ten detainees in Bnei Brak haredi demonstrations

Ten detainees in Bnei Brak haredi demonstrations

Police clear protesters from Jerusalem Faction that blocked Coca-Cola Junction, causing heavy traffic throughout area.Mordechai Sones, 03/02/2020 18:21
What's wrong with a Torah state, MK Liberman?

What's wrong with a Torah state, MK Liberman?

500 million shekels are going to be burnt on the altar of Liberman's ego. The current political system in Israel simply doesn’t work.   Tzvi Fishman, 31/05/2019 15:58
Haredi woman arrested at Ben-Gurion Airport; IDF: She's secular

Haredi woman arrested at Ben-Gurion Airport; IDF: She's secular

Haredi woman from Netanya detained in military prison ten days for evasion. Family: 'She's haredi.' IDF: 'She's secular.'Mordechai Sones, 19/12/2018 14:01
MKs advance bill to abolish draft

MKs advance bill to abolish draft

Special conference in Knesset on bill to abolish compulsory recruitment by MKs from Right and Left; 'In fact, the army isn't people's army."Hezki Baruch, 25/06/2018 21:04
Thousands of reservists mistakenly called up

Thousands of reservists mistakenly called up

Reservists called to report immediately to emergency meeting points, before IDF clarifies mistake. 'I was sure there was a war.'Tal Polon, 19/04/2018 09:04
Golani Brigade receives new recruits today

Golani Brigade receives new recruits today

New recruits arrive this morning at training base for Golani fighters.Mordechai Sones, 11/03/2018 10:42
'My son is dying of cancer, how can you draft him?'

'My son is dying of cancer, how can you draft him?'

Family of haredi teen who died of cancer says army harassed them until days after his death, demanding he show up to draft office.David Rosenberg, 16/01/2018 11:46
'I felt like they marked my forehead'

'I felt like they marked my forehead'

Religious youth say they were asked problematic questions during their personal interview at the IDF draft office.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/11/2017 09:46
'Jerusalem Faction' calls for 'day of rage' tomorrow

'Jerusalem Faction' calls for 'day of rage' tomorrow

Following wave of arrests of draft-dodgers, Jerusalem Faction doesn't let up and declares tomorrow a 'day of rage.'Ben Shaul, 18/10/2017 21:16
Watch: Police beat draft protesters in Bnei Brak

Watch: Police beat draft protesters in Bnei Brak

Twelve held for protesting arrest of two yeshiva students.Mordechai Sones, 17/10/2017 19:10
There's no reason to fight haredim

There's no reason to fight haredim

Politicans can hold press conferences and continue dividing Israeli society - or they can find a solution which works for everyone. Opinion.Amiram Levin, 13/09/2017 13:17
Lapid: We're done being suckers

Lapid: We're done being suckers

Yesh Atid chairman praises Supreme Court decision to strike down law exempting haredi yeshiva students from military service.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/09/2017 22:14
'Supreme Court is eager for the apocalypse'

'Supreme Court is eager for the apocalypse'

Haredi MKs slam court decision to strike down law exempting yeshiva students from IDF service. 'Court disconnected from Jewish tradition.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/09/2017 19:13
Haredi youth arrested for opposing IDF draft

Haredi youth arrested for opposing IDF draft

Dozens of haredim arrive to protest arrest of anti-draft activist.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/08/2017 09:50
Decreased motivation for combat unit service

Decreased motivation for combat unit service

Last draft for third time in row sees downward trend in request for combat service, marking decade low.Mordechai Sones, 16/08/2017 10:57
Indictment filed against haredi traffic blockers

Indictment filed against haredi traffic blockers

Jerusalem District Attorney files indictment against nine haredi protesters.Shlomo Pyutrikovsky, 09/04/2017 14:14
Legal hotline helps religious girls harassed at draft office

Legal hotline helps religious girls harassed at draft office

Organization opens hotline for religious girls illegally called to aggressive examination to 'prove' religiosity for draft exemption.Orli Harari, 06/04/2017 11:29
Watch: Thousands of haredim protest in Jerusalem

Watch: Thousands of haredim protest in Jerusalem

Thousands of anti-draft demonstrators are gathered in central Jerusalem. Traffic is blocked in the surrounding area.Hezki Baruch, 28/03/2017 20:28
Yeshiva students ordered to report for draft - on Purim

Yeshiva students ordered to report for draft - on Purim

Haredi yeshiva students say Defense Ministry has ordered them to show up at induction centers during the Purim holiday.David Rosenberg, 10/03/2017 10:01
Deputy Defense Minister offers solution to Purim draft date

Deputy Defense Minister offers solution to Purim draft date

Deputy Defense Minister asks IDF to postpone draft of those whose induction falls on Purim; Army to allow postponement.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/02/2017 19:57
Here's how haredi men get out of serving in the IDF

Here's how haredi men get out of serving in the IDF

Police uncover deception enabling dozens of haredi men to wrongly claim psychiatric exemptions from IDF.Ido Ben Porat, 12/02/2017 10:38
'I begged Lapid to give up on forced conscription'

'I begged Lapid to give up on forced conscription'

Lapid and Shaked exchange barbs on Facebook. Shaked says Lapid's policies pushed haredim away from army service.Gary Willig, 09/10/2016 21:18
Teens attack police at 'draft party'

Teens attack police at 'draft party'

When they answered a noise complaint, police officers did not expect to find underage drinkers at a "draft party" - who attacked them.Rachel Kaplan, 21/08/2016 13:18
Soldiers get contraceptives as induction present

Soldiers get contraceptives as induction present

Newly-drafted soldiers find that contraceptives have been added to the list of hygiene products in their induction care package.Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/07/2016 23:14
Activist: Prosecute Arab List Head for Incitement

Activist: Prosecute Arab List Head for Incitement

Amit Barak of Im Tirzu accuses Ayman Odeh, head of the United Arab List, of inciting Israeli citizens not to serve in the IDF.Moshe Cohen, 26/02/2015 09:58
Hareidi IDF Recruitment on the Rise

Hareidi IDF Recruitment on the Rise

13.5% of soldiers hareidi, up from 8.5% in 2004 - but hareidi cities still contributed the fewest soldiers to the Army in 2014.Tova Dvorin, 12/11/2014 19:35
Hareidi IDF Enrollment Shoots Up

Hareidi IDF Enrollment Shoots Up

The numbers don't lie: More hareidi yeshiva students than ever are enrolling in the IDFMoshe Cohen, 07/09/2014 21:56
Arab Summit to Back Rejection of 'Jewish state'

Arab Summit to Back Rejection of 'Jewish state'

Kuwait summit expected to stand by Mahmoud Abbas, PA stubbornness in peace talks with Israel.Tova Dvorin and AFP, 25/03/2014 11:31
Hareidi MK: IDF Draft is Violence Against Women

Hareidi MK: IDF Draft is Violence Against Women

Hareidi MK says mandatory draft for women, religious or secular, is a form of ‘serious violence.’Maayana Miskin, 04/03/2014 22:01
Yitzhak Rabin Finally Gets Israeli Citizenship

Yitzhak Rabin Finally Gets Israeli Citizenship

Jordanian-born teenager named after slain Israeli prime minister can finally fulfill his dream to serve in IDF after battling bureaucracy.Tova Dvorin , 19/02/2014 17:22
Lapid: Hareidi Israelis Are Our Brothers

Lapid: Hareidi Israelis Are Our Brothers

Yair Lapid says he understands the anger in the hareidi community over the draft bill, but insists it was the 'right thing to do'.David Lev, 10/02/2014 16:33
MK Shaked: No Deal Yet to Charge Yeshiva Students

MK Shaked: No Deal Yet to Charge Yeshiva Students

MK Ayelet Shaked (Jewish Home) denied reports that there had been agreement on including criminal penalties for yeshiva studentsDavid Lev, 06/02/2014 10:02
Bennett: No Need for Criminal Charges on Draftees

Bennett: No Need for Criminal Charges on Draftees

Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid are having a disagreement on how to deal with hareidim who refuse to serve in the IDFDavid Lev, 24/11/2013 21:36
Weinstein: Draft Religious Girls, Too

Weinstein: Draft Religious Girls, Too

In order to really be "fair," said the Attorney General, the government needed to draft religious womenDavid Lev, 28/07/2013 16:26
Motivation Among IDF Recruits Near All-Time High

Motivation Among IDF Recruits Near All-Time High

The vast majority of recruits in the IDF November draft have expressed a desire to become members of combat units. David Lev, 25/11/2012 22:37
Tal Law Proposal, ‘Just Enlist Them’

Tal Law Proposal, ‘Just Enlist Them’

The ‘equal share in the burden’ camp calls to stop trying to replace the Tal Law, and simply draft everyone. Move could mean mass arrests.Maayana Miskin, 22/07/2012 20:07
IDF Plans to Reduce Term of Enlistment

IDF Plans to Reduce Term of Enlistment

New non-combat soldiers soon may be looking forward to a discharge four months earlier if the IDF goes ahead with planned cuts.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 01/05/2012 09:04
Rabbi Elyashiv Repeats: No to College and Army

Rabbi Elyashiv Repeats: No to College and Army

Renowned hareidi sage, Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv reiterates traditional dictum against college and army programs for hareidi Jews.David Lev, 27/12/2011 16:01