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Is the USA really going to draft women?

Fighting to lose -- Will GOP devotion to Jimmy Carter's Selective-Service legacy prove lethal for American women?

Is the USA really going to draft women?

US: Women could be required to register for the draft soon

Amendment to National Defense Authorization Act would expand draft to include women as well as men over the age of 18.

US: Women could be required to register for the draft soon

New Haredi recruits begin their IDF experience

August 2021 recruitment cycle opens: Dozens of the Netzah Organization rabbis and coordinators accompanied hundreds of new recruits.

New Haredi recruits begin their IDF experience

In first, autistic youth to enlist in regular IDF service

New 'Titkadmu' program allows high-functioning ASD youth to enlist in regular IDF service, serve in regular units.

In first, autistic youth to enlist in regular IDF service

IDF cuts mandatory service time for men

Beginning today, male IDF draftees to be required to serve two-and-a-half years in the army.

IDF cuts mandatory service time for men

IDF March draft to proceed with no parent or family chaperones

IDF continues to prepare for coronavirus as about 2,000 soldiers remain in isolation. 300 soldiers complete isolation and return to units.

IDF March draft to proceed with no parent chaperones

Smotrich intervenes, IDF will honor Purim

Following Minister's intervention, this year all post-Purim recruitment postponed to give consideration to celebrants.

Smotrich intervenes, IDF will honor Purim

Ten detainees in Bnei Brak haredi demonstrations

Police clear protesters from Jerusalem Faction that blocked Coca-Cola Junction, causing heavy traffic throughout area.

Ten detainees in Bnei Brak haredi demonstrations

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.'

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

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."

MKs advance bill to abolish draft

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.'

Thousands of reservists mistakenly called up

Golani Brigade receives new recruits today

New recruits arrive this morning at training base for Golani fighters.

Golani Brigade receives new recruits today

'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.

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

'I felt like they marked my forehead'

Religious youth say they were asked problematic questions during their personal interview at the IDF draft office.

'I felt like they marked my forehead'

'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.'

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

Watch: Police beat draft protesters in Bnei Brak

Twelve held for protesting arrest of two yeshiva students.

Watch: Police beat draft protesters in Bnei Brak

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.

There's no reason to fight haredim

Lapid: We're done being suckers

Yesh Atid chairman praises Supreme Court decision to strike down law exempting haredi yeshiva students from military service.

Lapid: We're done being suckers

'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.'

'Supreme Court is eager for the apocalypse'

Haredi youth arrested for opposing IDF draft

Dozens of haredim arrive to protest arrest of anti-draft activist.

Haredi youth arrested for opposing IDF draft

Decreased motivation for combat unit service

Last draft for third time in row sees downward trend in request for combat service, marking decade low.

Decreased motivation for combat unit service

Indictment filed against haredi traffic blockers

Jerusalem District Attorney files indictment against nine haredi protesters.

Indictment filed against haredi traffic blockers

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.

Legal hotline helps religious girls harassed at draft office

Watch: Thousands of haredim protest in Jerusalem

Thousands of anti-draft demonstrators are gathered in central Jerusalem. Traffic is blocked in the surrounding area.

Watch: Thousands of haredim protest in Jerusalemplayer

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.

Yeshiva students ordered to report for draft - on Purim

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.

Deputy Defense Minister offers solution to Purim draft date

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.

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

'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.

Shaked: I begged Lapid to give up on forced conscription

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.

Teens attack police at 'draft party'

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.

Soldiers get contraceptives as induction present

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.

Activist: Prosecute Arab List Head for Inciting Against IDF

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.

Hareidi IDF Recruitment on the Rise

Hareidi IDF Enrollment Shoots Up

The numbers don't lie: More hareidi yeshiva students than ever are enrolling in the IDF

Hareidi IDF Enrollment Shoots Up

Arab Summit to Back Rejection of 'Jewish state'

Kuwait summit expected to stand by Mahmoud Abbas, PA stubbornness in peace talks with Israel.

Arab Summit to Back Rejection of 'Jewish state'

Hareidi MK: IDF Draft is Violence Against Women

Hareidi MK says mandatory draft for women, religious or secular, is a form of ‘serious violence.’

Hareidi MK: IDF Draft is Violence Against Women

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.

Yitzhak Rabin Finally Gets Israeli Citizenship

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'.

Lapid: Hareidi Israelis Are Our Brothers

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 students

MK Shaked: No Deal Yet to Charge Yeshiva Students on Draft

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 IDF

Bennett: No Need for Criminal Penalties on Hareidi Refuseniks

Weinstein: Draft Religious Girls, Too

In order to really be "fair," said the Attorney General, the government needed to draft religious women

Weinstein: Draft Religious Girls, Too