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Neturei Karta: Hareidi Soldiers Modern Hellenists

Poster featuring hareidi soldiers depicted as Ancient Greeks, chasing hareidi children warns against 'Hellenists of today.'

Neturei Karta Campaign: Hareidi Soldiers Modern-Day Hellenists

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

MKs Go to Police Over Anti-IDF Poster

Legal action taken over hareidi-extremist poster portraying religious soldier as pig; MKs say campaigns constitute incitement to violence.

MKs File Incitement Complaint Over Anti-IDF Poster

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

Vizhnitzer Rebbe Tells Men to Ignore IDF Summons

The instructions signal a break from the longstanding hareidi policy, to report to recruitment offices.

Vizhnitzer Rebbe Tells Young Men to Ignore IDF Summons

'Quiet Deal' to Release Yeshiva Student for Seder

Sources close to Shas Chairman Deri say IDF has agreed to free yeshiva student whose arrest sparked rioting.

'Quiet Deal' to Release Yeshiva Student for Sederplayer

Hundreds Protest Hareidi Draft Refuser's Arrest

The protesters are from the eida hareidit stream, which organized mass rallies in the past. Police arrest 5.

Hundreds Protest Hareidi Draft Refuser's Arrest, 5 Arrestedplayer

Rabbi Seeks Lapid's Dead Grandfather to Defeat Law

Leading hareidi rabbi sought help from beyond the grave for hareidi win in Beit Shemesh elections, and to defeat Enlistment Law.

Hareidi Rabbi Seeks Lapid's Dead Grandfather to Defeat Draft Law

Jewish Home MK Says He 'Put Holes' in Draft Law

MK Chetboun boasts of 'tricks' and 'games' that made law drafting hareidim 'completely different' from what was intended.

Jewish Home MK Says He 'Put Holes' in Draft Law

Hareidi Soldiers Say Other Hareidim Abuse Them

Hareidi soldiers are suffering assaults and abuse from members of their own communities. It's linked to the draft law, IDF officials say.

Hareidi Soldiers Say Other Hareidim Abuse Them

Rabbi: Hareidi Community Should Thank Jewish Home

Rabbi Ya'akov Medan, in Arutz Sheva interview, notes Jewish Home campaigned to protect hareidi sector, should not be incited against.

Rabbi Calls on Hareidi Community to Thank Jewish Home

'A Mandatory Draft is a Waste'

Israeli Freedom Movement leader Boaz Arad speaks to Arutz Sheva about the draft - and why he believes it should be abolished for everyone.

'A Mandatory Draft is a Waste'

Gantz: Soldiers Can Live Full Religious Lifestyles

IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz visits with troops of the Nachal Hareidi, while hareidi groups demonstrate in Jerusalem.

Gantz: IDF Soldiers Can Live Full Religious Lifestyles

Opposition Head: Hareidi Draft Being Mishandled

Labor Party leader Isaac Herzog criticizes aggressive implementation of hareidi draft law, says more dialogue necessary.

Opposition Leader Says Hareidi Enlistment Being Mishandledplayer

Bereaved Mother: Don't Insult My Son By Protesting

Hagit Rein, mother of IDF soldier Benaya Rein H”yd, said that religious Zionists had no place in the mass hareidi rally against the draft

Bereaved Mother: Don't Insult My Son By Participating in Protest

Jerusalem Gearing Up for 'Million Man March'

Police, Magen David Adom, Hatzalah prepare for 'million man march' against draft. Public transport to come to a halt.

Jerusalem Gearing Up for 'Million Man March'player

Association of Community Rabbis Skips March

Group headed by Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu cancels plans to attend until Yated Ne'eman retracts incitement against Religious Zionist leader.

Association of Community Rabbis Skips March Over Incitement

Prayer Rally or Demonstration of Hate?

While official organizers of today's 'million man march' claim it's a prayer rally, hareidi newspaper headline shows otherwise.

Prayer Rally or Demonstration of Hate?

Rabbi 'Shocked and Outraged' over Hareidi Rally

Another respected Religious Zionist joins the chorus of calls against the hareidi rally Sunday.

Religious Zionist Leader 'Shocked and Outraged' by Hareidi Rally

'We Are a Lighthouse in a Turbulent Storm'

Economics Minister Naftali Bennett rejects EU boycotts, the idea of land for peace, and complaints against the hareidi draft.

'We Are a Lighthouse in a Very Turbulent Storm'

Hareidi Soldier Excels in Officers' Course

Nahal Hareidi soldier receives excellence award in officers' course, adding to the unit's long list of successes.

Hareidi Soldier Excels in Officers' Course

'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

Anti-Draft Groups Show Lapid and Bennett as Nazis

A mock-up photo of Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid dressed up as Nazi officers and burning the Talmud was distributed on social networks

Anti-Draft Groups Show Lapid and Bennett as Talmud-Burning Nazis

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'

'No Hareidi Draft Dodger is Going to Jail'

Former IDF Chief Rabbi Avihai Rontzki insists that enacting criminal sanctions for hareidi draft-dodgers is a mere formality.

'No Hareidi Draft Dodger is Going to Jail'

MK Shelah: Ben Gurion Made a Big Mistake

Imposing criminal sanctions on hareidi draft dodgers will help 'correct a historical mistake,' says Yesh Atid MK Ofer Shelah.

MK Shelah: Ben Gurion Made a Big Mistake Exempting Hareidimplayer

Group: Lapid Thinks We're 'Idiots' on Draft Law

Lapid criticized for 'misleading' Israelis into believing that the 'equal service' issue had been resolved; 50,000 hareidim 'still exempt'.

Pro-Enlistment Group Says Current Measures Don't Go Far Enough

Chief Rabbis Show Their Support for Hesder Program

Chief Rabbis Yitzchak Yosef and David Lau this week visited various Hesder yeshivas showing their support for a much maligned institution

Chief Rabbis Show Their Support for Hesder Yeshivas

'Netanyahu Deceived Us'

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

'Netanyahu Deceived Us'

'They Insult Our Rabbis, and We Remain Silent'

Jewish Home MK blasts hareidi Knesset MKs over 'ingratitude' to Jewish Home, Religious Zionist community.

'They Insult Our Rabbis, and We Remain Silent'

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

Shas Quits Shaked Committee Over Sanctions

Shas resigns from the committee working on the new draft law, cites disagreements regarding sanctions on hareidi draft evaders.

Shas Quits Shaked Committee Over Criminal Sanctions

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

Shelah: Only We Had Guts to Propose Service Cut

Yesh Atid MK Ofer Shelah praises the IDF's decision to cut army service from 36 to 32 months.

MK Shelah: Only We Had the Guts to Propose Service Cut

MK Lipman: Draft Law Will Unify the Nation

MK Dov Lipman discussed the new law on equitable IDF service with soldiers, and came away very optimistic.

MK Lipman: Draft Law Will Unify the Nation

MK Stern: Hareidim Must Live Up to Obligations

MK Elazar Stern says discussions about 'sanctions' by MKs dealing with drafting hareidi youth are unnecessary.

MK Stern: We Hope Hareidim Will Live Up to Their Obligations

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