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State Defends Hareidi Draft Amid Legal Battle

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.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, Tova Dvorin, 06/10/2014 17:18
Vizhnitzer Rebbe Tells Men to Ignore IDF Summons

Vizhnitzer Rebbe Tells Men to Ignore IDF Summons

The instructions signal a break from the longstanding hareidi policy, to report to recruitment offices.Haim Lev, Gil Ronen, 22/04/2014 13:44
'Quiet Deal' to Release Yeshiva Student for Seder

'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.Haim Lev, Gil Ronen, 10/04/2014 21:16
Hundreds Protest Hareidi Draft Refuser's Arrest

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.Haim Lev, Gil Ronen, 10/04/2014 16:29
Rabbi Seeks Lapid's Dead Grandfather to Defeat Law

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.David Lev, 13/03/2014 09:47
Jewish Home MK Says He 'Put Holes' in 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.Gil Ronen, 10/03/2014 22:16
Hareidi Soldiers Say Other Hareidim Abuse Them

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.Tova Dvorin, 10/03/2014 21:36
Rabbi: Hareidi Community Should Thank Jewish Home

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.Tova Dvorin, 07/03/2014 13:21
'A Mandatory Draft is a Waste'

'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.Tova Dvorin , 04/03/2014 12:21
Gantz: Soldiers Can Live Full Religious Lifestyles

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.David Lev, 03/03/2014 02:12
Opposition Head: Hareidi Draft Being Mishandled

Opposition Head: Hareidi Draft Being Mishandled

Labor Party leader Isaac Herzog criticizes aggressive implementation of hareidi draft law, says more dialogue necessary.Ari Soffer, 02/03/2014 22:28
Bereaved Mother: Don't Insult My Son By Protesting

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 draftDavid Lev, 02/03/2014 18:41
Jerusalem Gearing Up for 'Million Man March'

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.Tova Dvorin, 02/03/2014 14:55
Association of Community Rabbis Skips March

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.Uzi Baruch, Tova Dvorin, 02/03/2014 14:53
Prayer Rally or Demonstration of Hate?

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.Tova Dvorin, 02/03/2014 11:35
Rabbi 'Shocked and Outraged' over Hareidi Rally

Rabbi 'Shocked and Outraged' over Hareidi Rally

Another respected Religious Zionist joins the chorus of calls against the hareidi rally Sunday.Tova Dvorin, 01/03/2014 21:21
'We Are a Lighthouse in a Turbulent Storm'

'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.Tova Dvorin, 28/02/2014 14:27
Hareidi Soldier Excels in Officers' Course

Hareidi Soldier Excels in Officers' Course

Nahal Hareidi soldier receives excellence award in officers' course, adding to the unit's long list of successes.Tova Dvorin, 28/02/2014 11:30
'Threats on My Life Don't Scare Me'

'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.'Tova Dvorin, 26/02/2014 21:45
Deal Between Likud and Yesh Atid

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.Tova Dvorin, 25/02/2014 13:51
Anti-Draft Groups Show Lapid and Bennett as Nazis

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 networksDavid Lev, 24/02/2014 21:45
Shaked Committee Debates: Who is a Hareidi Jew?

Shaked Committee Debates: Who is a Hareidi Jew?

Can the State determine a person's religiosity? MKs grapple with the issue.Tova Dvorin, 24/02/2014 16:59
Netanyahu: Take Action Against Nuclear Iran

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.Tova Dvorin, 23/02/2014 13:31
'We Will Fight Until the Death'

'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.'Tova Dvorin, 23/02/2014 08:04
'No Hareidi Draft Dodger is Going to Jail'

'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.Tova Dvorin, 21/02/2014 00:44
MK Shelah: Ben Gurion Made a Big Mistake

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.David Lev, 20/02/2014 15:29
Group: Lapid Thinks We're 'Idiots' on Draft Law

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'.David Lev, 20/02/2014 15:20
Chief Rabbis Show Their Support for Hesder Program

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 institutionDavid Lev, 20/02/2014 14:19
'Netanyahu Deceived Us'

'Netanyahu Deceived Us'

Hareidi MK spits fire at the Prime Minister over criminal sanctions enactment in interview to Arutz Sheva.Tova Dvorin , 19/02/2014 15:30
'They Insult Our Rabbis, and We Remain Silent'

'They Insult Our Rabbis, and We Remain Silent'

Jewish Home MK blasts hareidi Knesset MKs over 'ingratitude' to Jewish Home, Religious Zionist community.Tova Dvorin, 18/02/2014 14:26
Criminal Sanctions for Draft-Dodgers After Interim

Criminal Sanctions for Draft-Dodgers After Interim

The Shaked Committee reaches a compromise on hareidi draft-dodgers.Tova Dvorin, 18/02/2014 09:46
Shas Quits Shaked Committee Over Sanctions

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.Elad Benari, 18/02/2014 03:46
MK: Criminal Sanctions for Hareidi Draft-Dodging

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?Tova Dvorin, 11/02/2014 10:00
Shelah: Only We Had Guts to Propose Service Cut

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.David Lev, 11/02/2014 00:14
MK Lipman: Draft Law Will Unify the Nation

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.David Lev, 09/02/2014 21:56
MK Stern: Hareidim Must Live Up to Obligations

MK Stern: Hareidim Must Live Up to Obligations

MK Elazar Stern says discussions about 'sanctions' by MKs dealing with drafting hareidi youth are unnecessary.David Lev, 09/02/2014 16:54
Zionist, Hareidi Yeshivas Fight Funding Cuts

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.Tova Dvorin, 09/02/2014 15:02
Sheftel: Draft Law 'Shameful, Scandalous'

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.Tova Dvorin, 07/02/2014 13:59
IDF to Cut 40% of Staff Serving Outside Army Ranks

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.Tova Dvorin, 11/12/2013 19:39
MK to IDF: Be Gentle With Yeshiva Student Arrests

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.Tova Dvorin, 06/12/2013 08:27
Hareidim Protest For Release of Draft-Dodger

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.Tova Dvorin , 04/12/2013 16:29
Gantz: Hareidi Soldiers in IDF Will Remain Hareidi

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.'Tova Dvorin, 27/11/2013 22:48
Report: Draft-Dodging Sanctions to Be Economic

Report: Draft-Dodging Sanctions to Be Economic

New draft law for hareidi-religious sector set to impose economic sanctions - not criminal punishment - against draft-dodgers.Tova Dvorin and Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/11/2013 13:23
Bennett: Recruit Hareidi Emergency Personnel

Bennett: Recruit Hareidi Emergency Personnel

Economics Minister Naftali Bennett wants to see tens of thousands of hareidi Israelis help out during national emergencies.David Lev, 05/08/2013 16:11
Official: Stop 'Nazi tactics' Against Soldiers

Official: Stop 'Nazi tactics' Against Soldiers

The IDF's head of planning and personnel said that attacks by hareidi groups against hareidi soldiers had a "Nazi tinge" to them.David Lev, 01/07/2013 19:30
Hareidi MK: Forced Enlistment? Israel Not Our Home

Hareidi MK: Forced Enlistment? Israel Not Our Home

Hareidi MK: If Torah students are forced to enlist, ‘We will tell the world this isn’t the place for Torah observant Jews.’Maayana Miskin, 12/06/2013 11:18
Lapid to Hareidi Men: We Need You

Lapid to Hareidi Men: We Need You

Lapid tells hareidi men, ‘If Iran gets a nuclear bomb, it’s happening to you, too.’Maayana Miskin, 29/05/2013 12:54
R. Yosef: G-d Will 'Thwart' Hareidi Draft Plan

R. Yosef: G-d Will 'Thwart' Hareidi Draft Plan

Shas spiritual advisor and former Chief Rabbi Ovadia Yosef condemned the government for preparing to draft hareidi studentsDavid Lev, 26/05/2013 17:39
Bennett Threatened: 'You'll End Up Like Sharon'

Bennett Threatened: 'You'll End Up Like Sharon'

Economics Minister Naftali Bennett recently received a threatening letter, apparently because of his plan to draft hareidi studentsDavid Lev, 11/04/2013 14:52
Labor Candidate: Don’t Enlist Hareidim

Labor Candidate: Don’t Enlist Hareidim

Left-wing newcomer surprises by opposing drive to recruit hareidi men. ‘It’s too late.’, 18/12/2012 22:50
Govt: Hareidi Enrollment in Nat'l Service Positive

Govt: Hareidi Enrollment in Nat'l Service Positive

Govt. officials praised a decision to admit 1,300 young hareidi men to the National Service program, while critics slammed the decision.David Lev, 09/12/2012 17:32