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Lapid denies he's giving up on drafting haredim

Yesh Atid head confronted after saying the haredi draft won't be on table for next gov. Says it's because he thinks Court will decide first.

Lapid denies he's giving up efforts to draft haredim

Supreme Court: New haredi draft law 'too soft'

Amendments to the 2014 law don't provide enough incentives for a haredi draft, may be political pandering, justices say.

Supreme Court blasts new haredi draft law as 'too soft'

New coalition crisis brewing over Draft Law change

Likud MK Yoav Kish threatens to vote against any changes to law mandating all 18-year-olds serve in Israeli army.

New coalition crisis brewing over Draft Law revision

Bill: Expand Hesder Active Service to 2 Years

Labor MK behind bill seeks to right 'historic distortion' of soldiers' rights, he claims, by scaling back state support for Torah study.

Bill: Expand Hesder Track Active Service to Two Years

State Defends Hareidi Draft Amid Legal Battle

Three petitions submitted to the High Court provoke firm state response: the draft law is here to stay.

State Defends Hareidi Draft Amid Legal Battle

Lapid: Time for Hareidi Men to Do Their Part

Lapid: Vote on hareidi enlistment is a vote for government power over ‘multi-cultural circus.’

Lapid: Time for Hareidi Men to Do Their Part

Enlistment Opponents ‘Holding Hareidi Men Back'

Enlistment bill will help the Torah world flourish, MK Shaked declares. She tells hareidi MKs: I expect an apology.

Enlistment Opponents ‘Holding Hareidi Men Back,’ MK Says

Peace Deal 'Moving Further Away,' Says Netanyahu

PM says PA's refusal to recognize Jewish state is a 'deal-breaker' for talks; calls for a strong government.

Peace Deal 'Moving Further Away,' Says Netanyahu

Expert: Governance Bill Changes Too Much, Too Soon

Political scientist speaks to Arutz Sheva on Opposition's resistance to the bill, why political decisions need to be implemented over time.

Governance Bill Changes Too Much, Too Soon, Says Expert

MK Reveals Jewish Home’s ‘Hidden’ Pro-Hareidi Work

Jewish Home MK recounts victories in battle to make enlistment law more hareidi-friendly.

MK Reveals Jewish Home’s ‘Hidden’ Pro-Hareidi Work

'Threats on My Life Don't Scare Me'

Yair Lapid issues statement on death threats, stresses that disagreements with the hareidi community are 'between brothers,' 'out of love.'

'Threats on My Life Don't Scare Me'

Deal Between Likud and Yesh Atid

Netanyahu supported criminal sanctions on hareidi evaders of army service in exchange for the appointment of MK Hanegbi to key committee.

Deal Between Likud and Yesh Atid

Shaked Committee Debates: Who is a Hareidi Jew?

Can the State determine a person's religiosity? MKs grapple with the issue.

Shaked Committee Debates: Who is a Hareidi Jew?

Netanyahu: Take Action Against Nuclear Iran

Prime Minister opens his weekly cabinet meeting stressing unity - both of the Jewish people at home, and of the West against Iran.

Netanyahu Stresses Unity, Action Against Iran in Cabinet Meeting

'We Will Fight Until the Death'

Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach declares intense opposition to hareidi draft law at anti-draft rally, encourages followers 'not to surrender.'

'We Will Fight Until the Death'

Peres: The Goal - Keeping Israel Jewish

Peres in exclusive interview to Arutz Sheva on peace talks, hareidi enlistment.

Peres: The Goal - Keeping Israel Jewish

'Netanyahu Deceived Us'

Hareidi MK spits fire at the Prime Minister over criminal sanctions enactment in interview to Arutz Sheva.

'Netanyahu Deceived Us'

Shaked Committee Frozen Over Hesder Yeshiva Fiasco

Prime Minister freezes Shaked Committee vote on sanctions for draft-dodging after controversy erupts over length of Hesder service.

Shaked Committee Vote Frozen Over Hesder Yeshiva Fiasco

Criminal Sanctions for Draft-Dodgers After Interim

The Shaked Committee reaches a compromise on hareidi draft-dodgers.

Criminal Sanctions for Hareidi Draft-Dodgers - After 6 Months

PM: Jews Won’t Go to Jail for Learning Torah

Prime Minister comes out against criminal sanctions on hareidi enlistment. ‘I won’t be a part of sending Jews to jail for Torah study.’

Netanyahu: Jews Won’t Go to Jail for Learning Torah

Feiglin: Lapid’s ‘Contribution’ was a Loss to Army

MK Feiglin slams equal service ‘stupidity,’ warns of ‘hidden unemployment’ that drains IDF’s power.

Feiglin: Lapid’s ‘Contribution’ was a Loss to Army

MK: Criminal Sanctions for Hareidi Draft-Dodging

MK Dov Lipman supports criminal sanctions for hareidi draft-dodgers, asks: why should they be different from anyone else?

MK Lipman Urges Criminal Sanctions for Hareidi Draft-Dodging

Committee: IDF Service for Men Down to 32 Months

Shaked Committee shortens army service for men, MK Yogev warns of 'unprofessional, irresponsible decision.'

Committee: IDF Service for Men Down to 32 Months

Zionist, Hareidi Yeshivas Fight Funding Cuts

Associations for Yeshivas across the religious spectrum join to petition High Court to cancel funding cuts for Torah study.

Zionist, Hareidi Yeshivas Join Forces to Fight Funding Cuts

Sheftel: Draft Law 'Shameful, Scandalous'

Attorney Yoram Sheftel slams the Equal Burden Law calling for hareidi draft, claims it will encourage more men to dodge the draft.

Legal Expert: Draft Law 'Shameful, Scandalous' - and Ineffective

Yeshiva Head: Lapid Funding Cut Shows True Motives

Rabbi Ronsky: Lapid’s stance on yeshiva budgets - including those whose students enlisted - brings his intent into question.

Yeshiva Head Says Lapid Funding Cut Shows True Intentions

Supreme Court Ruling ‘Put an End to the Injustice’

Proponents of hareidi enlistment say Supreme Court 'put an end to the injustice' of funding yeshivas whose students don't serve in IDF.

Anti-Hareidi Activists Hail Court Ruling to Defund Yeshivas

Supreme Court: No Govt. Funds for Hareidi Students

Supreme Court rules government must not fund yeshivas for students who have not enlisted in the IDF.

Supreme Court: No Govt. Funds if Hareidi Students Don’t Enlist

Slashed Budgets Blamed on ‘Fundamental Hate’

Hareidi MK: decision to cut budgets for hareidi men – while funding draft dodgers – proves the real problem is hatred.

Slashed Hareidi Budgets Blamed on ‘Fundamental Hate’

IDF to Cut 40% of Staff Serving Outside Army Ranks

Move to affect non-IDF military personnel, such as police, Mossad, and the Shin Bet. Hareidim may replace lost manpower.

IDF to Cut 40% of Non-Army Personnel

MK to IDF: Be Gentle With Yeshiva Student Arrests

In light of protests over draft-dodging arrest, MK David Azoulay calls for IDF to proceed with caution in dealing with yeshiva students.

MK Calls on IDF To Be Gentle With Yeshiva Student Arrests

Clashes as Hareidi Youth Arrested over Draft

Arrest of hareidi youth who failed to report to induction office sparks violent protests.

Protest, Clashes as Hareidi Youth Arrested over Draft

Hareidim Protest For Release of Draft-Dodger

Hundreds demonstrate outside of Prison 6, where yeshiva student is being held for dodging draft; Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach in attendance.

Hundreds of Hareidi Israelis Protest For Release of Draft-Dodger

R' Rontzki: A Hareidi Soldier Will Remain Hareidi

Former Chief Rabbi of the IDF: Canceling of Tal Law, involvement of gov't in hareidi draft a mistake - but a citizen must give back to IDF.

R' Rontzki: A Hareidi Soldier Will Remain Hareidi

Rabbi Laments: MKs are Killing Hareidi Enlistment

The government’s attempt to push hareidi men into the army is causing them to leave in droves, former IDF rabbi warns.

Rabbi Laments: MKs are Killing Hareidi Enlistment

Gantz: Hareidi Soldiers in IDF Will Remain Hareidi

In Shaked Committee meeting, IDF Chief of Staff states 'The IDF does not see the hareidi-religious community as an enemy.'

Gantz: A Hareidi Soldier in IDF Will Leave IDF Hareidi

Official: Slow Progress on Equal Service a Problem

Hareidi-religious Israelis may not have the option to fulfill their obligations to the state in the National Service, official warns.

Official: Slow Progress on Equal Service Law Problematic

Hareidi MK: Are We Still Allowed to Breathe?

Tempers high as MKs talk about punishing hareidi men who refuse to join the army. MK: Can we still breathe?

Hareidi MK: Are We Still Allowed to Breathe?

Court Proposes Compromise on Hareidi Enlistment

High Court proposes compromise as group files suit over delay in hareidi enlistment.

Court Proposes Compromise on Hareidi Enlistment

‘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.’

‘A Law Won’t Make Hareidi Men Enlist’