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Defense Minister: 'Torah learning is very important'

'All parts of Israeli society need to find a way to serve,' Defense Min. Gantz says.

Defense Minister: 'Torah learning is very important'

Does the Draft Law have a chance of passing?

Knesset's Security and Defense Committee discusses Draft Law, despite low chance of it passing its next readings.

Does the Draft Law have a chance of passing?

Hundreds of haredi protesters block entrance to Jerusalem

Etz faction protests arrest of young haredi man who did not register for the IDF draft.

Hundreds of haredi protesters block entrance to Jerusalemplayer

Likud MK: Draft haredim only if you preserve their lifestyle

'State must not try to turn haredi soldiers into what they do not wish to be,' MK Shlomo Karhi says.

Likud MK: Draft haredim only if you preserve their lifestyle

Dep. Knesset Speaker: 'Haredi society not responsible for cost of living'

MK Eitan Ginzburg, Dep. Knesset Speaker, says haredim not responsible for cost of living, but anyone not learning should go out and work.

'Haredi society not responsible for cost of living'

Haredi MK: Why did God punish us with this psychotic PM?

Senior haredi lawmaker shouts at PM Bennett in Knesset plenum, calling him 'psychotic'.

Haredi MK: Why did God punish us with this psychotic PM?

Knesset passes Draft Law in its first reading

2 weeks after the Draft Law was defeated, coalition succeeds in advancing it towards becoming law.

Knesset passes Draft Law in its first reading

Tensions in coalition as Knesset to vote on Citizenship Law

Interior Minister Shaked to attempt to push through Citizenship Law a week after Meretz killed Draft Law.

Tensions in coalition as Knesset to vote on Citizenship Law

Finance Minister Liberman: We'll oppose all attempts to add haredi parties to government

Finance Minister insists on passing conversion reform, haredi draft law, before haredi parties can be allowed to join coalition.

Liberman: We'll oppose any attempt to allow haredim to join govt

Benny Gantz resubmits Draft Law

Defense Minister resubmits law which failed to pass in the Knesset on Monday, embarrassing the coalition.

Benny Gantz resubmits Draft Law

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'

Coalition embarrassment as Meretz MK votes against Draft Law

Mansour Abbas tells Aryeh Deri Draft Law is good for the haredim, bill fails in 54-54 vote after Meretz MK breaks coalition discipline.

Coalition embarrassment as Meretz MK votes against Draft Law

Do you want Selective Service draft for women to become law in the USA?

De-definition of US Selective Service: Expanding to draft women and open-ended "National Emergency" Conscription defeats Its purpose. Op-ed.

Do you want drafting women to become law in the USA?

New haredi Draft Law to be voted on in coming weeks

Draft almost identical to that developed at behest of then-Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman.

New haredi Draft Law to be voted on in coming weeks

Draft Law granted its tenth extension

Government had vowed to bring Draft Law to very first cabinet meeting, but instead applied to Supreme Court for a six-month reprieve.

Draft Law granted its tenth extension

Liberman on Draft Law: Closing the circle

Finance Minister at cabinet meeting calls for final passage of Draft Law which was torpedoed in earlier governments. 'Historic justice.'

Liberman on Draft Law: Closing the circle

Israel's Draft Law: Knesset comes full circle

Coalition agreements include changes to religious status quo in Israel, aim to legislate Draft Law initially approved in 2018.

Israel's Draft Law: Knesset comes full circle

Gantz: IDF needs a new approach to recruiting

Speaking at a ceremony at the Kirya HQ, Defense Minister stressed need for diversity within the ranks.

Gantz: IDF needs a new approach to recruiting

Supreme Court sets 3-month deadline for Draft Law

Court rejects Defense Minister Gantz's request to have deadline to pass new Draft Law delayed by six months.

Supreme Court sets 3-month deadline for Draft Law

Haredi parties: Gantz holding draft law hostage

Haredi parties accuse Defense Minister of using draft law to force them to pressure PM to compromise on the 2021 budget.

Haredi parties: Gantz holding draft law hostage

Benny Gantz: 'No Knesset means no Draft Law'

DM Benny Gantz calls for 'comprehensive reform' in IDF service, urges passage of Draft Law.

'No Knesset means no Draft Law'

Gantz to haredim: Draft Law in exchange for preventing elections

Report: Gantz spoke to haredi leaders and indicated he would support the Draft Law if they pressure Netanyahu not to go to election.

Gantz to haredim: Draft Law in exchange for preventing elections

Gantz requests delay for passage of Draft Law

Defense Minister asks Supreme Court for 3-month extension to September to pass new Draft Law, citing recent formation of new government.

Gantz requests delay for passage of Draft Law

Netanyahu can prevent Israel from imploding

Netanyahu can  prevent Israel from imploding

Report: During Liberman's time in Defense Ministry, haredim were given easy exemptions

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

Shas leader: 'I haven't spoken to Liberman in four months'

'I understood that Yisrael Beytenu chair isn't interested in compromise or a Netanyahu government,' Interior Min. Deri says.

Shas leader: 'I haven't spoken to Liberman in four months'

Liberman: 'We won't budge a single millimeter on Draft Law'

Yisrael Beytenu chairman promises: 'We're not in the government because we wouldn't compromise, and we won't cave in September, either.'

Liberman: 'We won't budge a single millimeter on Draft Law'

Draft Law: It just won't go by force

If one wants to make a real change in the attitude of the haredi public towards the State, it must come from dialogue and mutual respect.

Draft Law:  It just won't go by force

Lapid: Our children's blood is not worth less

Blue and White leader accompanies new draftee to induction office, praises willingness to fulfill obligation. 'We must pass the draft law.'

Lapid: Our children's blood is not worth less

Bennett presents New Right's plan for draft law

New Right chairman presents plan to lower age of exemption for haredim to encourage them to work, increase compensation for soldiers.

Bennett presents New Right's plan for draft law

Draft Law: Gerrer Rebbe in rare recording

Admor of Gur explains significance of making decisions on sensitive matter like Draft Law: 'I do all I can about recruitment.'

Draft Law: Gerrer Rebbe in rare recordingplayer

Knesset dissolved, Israel going to elections

Law to dissolve the Knesset approved in second and third readings. Elections expected to take place on September 17.

Knesset dissolved, Israel going to electionsplayer

Hotovely: Liberman needs to come to his senses

Likud's Tzipi Hotovely says Israel needs two large parties instead of small 'blackmailing' parties, best is if Liberman compromises.

Hotovely: Liberman needs to come to his senses

Liberman: We will not give up on our principles

Yisrael Beytenu chairman clarifies: It's the Draft Law in its original wording or nothing else.

Liberman: We will not give up on our principles

'End this stalemate and get to work'

United Right MK Ofir Sofer says haredi society is changing, discourse should focus on merit of serving in IDF instead of on obligation.

'End this stalemate and get to work'

Agudat Yisrael approves Netanyahu compromise

Haredi faction overwhelmingly approves PM-proposed outline for draft law, but Liberman remains adamant not one detail can be changed.

Agudat Yisrael approves Netanyahu compromise

Accept our offer - or go to elections

Yisrael Beytenu leader says haredi parties can abstain from voting on Draft Law, but other parties must support it - or hold new elections.

Accept our offer - or go to elections

Rabbi Peretz: We will do everything to form government

Jewish Home chairman says draft law is the issue holding up coalition negotiations.

Rabbi Peretz: We will do everything to form government

'The only thing preventing new government is Liberman'

MK Eichler says Yisrael Beytenu chairman should concentrate on his voters' needs, stop 'involving himself' in haredi community's lives.

'The only thing preventing new government is Liberman'

Haredi faction offers compromise on yeshiva student draft law

United Torah Judaism looks to bridge gap with Yisrael Beytenu on haredi draft law, offers to accept Liberman's draft - with one change.

Haredi faction offers compromise on yeshiva student draft law