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Haredim arrested for campaign against enlistment

Three haredi men arrested for spreading personal information about hareidim who enlist in the IDF as part of intimidation campaign.

Three Haredim arrested for campaign against IDF enlistment

Knesset nixes sanctions on haredi non-enlisters

By 60 to 45, Knesset postpones criminal sanctions on draft evaders to 2023.

Knesset nixes sanctions on haredi non-enlisters

60 Hareidim Enlist into Air Force

By year's end, 400 hareidi men will have joined the Air Force in the Shahar Kahol program.

60 Hareidim Enlist into Air Force

Shameful: Hamas Retweets Hareidi Anti-IDF Cartoon

Posters portraying religious soldiers as pigs drawn up by Jewish anti-Zionists - and happily endorsed by their Islamist counterparts.

Shameful: Hamas Retweets Hareidi Anti-IDF 'Pig' Cartoon

Hareidi Extremists Show IDF as Pigs in Campaign

Just days after Yom Kippur less than two months after Gaza war, hareidi extremists relaunch anti-IDF incitement.

Hareidi Extremists Show IDF Soldiers as Pigs in Poster Campaign

Rabbis Slam IDF for Targeting Hareidi Soldiers

Nahal Hareidi rabbis criticize 'drastic' jailing of soldiers in the Brigade for part in social protest, note rapid decline in enlistment.

Rabbis Slam IDF for Targeting Hareidi Soldiers in Punishment

IDF Yeshiva Leader Demands 'Cancel Enlistment Law'

Former chairman of Hesder Yeshivas Association calls on Supreme Court to cancel; 'no hareidim enlisting anymore.'

IDF Yeshiva Leader Demands: 'Cancel Enlistment Law'

First Hareidi Hesder Yeshiva Combines Torah, IDF

Ground-breaking four-year program opened in Jerusalem, integrates two years of study with two years of service in Cyber Defense Unit.

First Hareidi Hesder Yeshiva Combines Torah and Army

'Hareidim Don't Know What's in the Draft Bill'

Hareidi MK Dov Lipman shares his thoughts on the enlistment bill, negotiations with the PA and the prospects for a split in Beit Shemesh.

'If Hareidim Understood the Draft Bill, They Wouldn't Oppose it'

Families 'Ashamed of Hareidi War Dead'

Three Hesder yeshivas will honor the graves of hareidi soldiers whose families do not visit on Memorial Day.

Families 'Ashamed of Hareidi War Dead'

Hareidi Draft Evader Freed

Hareidi MKs tried but it was Zionist Rabbi Haim Druckman who secured the youth's freedom. Protests likely scuttled.

Hareidi Draft Evader Freed

Enlistment Law Causes Sharp Drop in Hareidi Draft

IDF acknowledges that controversial new law responsible for 30% drop in enlistments to Nahal Hareidi; down to 140 draftees in March.

Enlistment Law Causes Sharp Drop in Hareidi Draftees

'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

'No Force or Coercion' on Hareidi Enlistment

Ya'alon stresses importance of preserving hareidi lifestyle in army to new hareidi recruits, notes challenges of hareidi backlash.

Ya'alon Promises 'No Force or Coercion' on Hareidi Enlistment

Torah Students Dragged to Jail in Purim Skit

Chassidic Purim celebration includes comedy skit where Torah student is taken to prison.

Torah Students Dragged to Jail in Purim Skit

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

Clip Returns Fire On Hareidi Protest Video

New clip flips propaganda video around, shows hareidi soldiers juxtaposed with 'worthless pursuits' of hareidi protesters.

Clip Returns Fire On 'Official' Hareidi Protest Videoplayer

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

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

Hareidi Protest Clip Targets Soldiers, Causes Ire

'Official clip' of hareidi anti-enlistment protest suggests serving national security is a 'worthless pursuit.'

Hareidi Protest Clip Targets Soldiers, Causes Ireplayer

Foreign Ministry: Chabad ‘Service’ is Illegal

Ministry rejects Shaked Committee’s plan to count Chabad emissaries toward ‘hareidi service’ goal.

Foreign Ministry: Chabad ‘Civilian Service’ is Illegal

'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'

Watch: Hundreds of Thousands Recite Shema Yisrael

This is what one of the largest-ever Jewish prayer sessions looks and feels like.

Watch: Hareidi Mass-Prayer Rally Ends With Shema Recital

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

Hundreds of Thousands at Hareidi Anti-Draft Rally

Entrance to Jerusalem is blocked by huge hareidi prayer rally against the law that will punish hareidi men who do not enlist.

Hundreds of Thousands at Hareidi Anti-Enlistment Rallyplayer

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?

Mass Hareidi Rally ‘Like a Purim Play’

MK Feiglin on why Yair Lapid ‘is the best thing to happen to hareidi Jews.’

Mass Hareidi Rally ‘Like a Purim Play’

Rabbi: Break the Wall Isolating Hareidi Community

Rabbi Zalman Melamed: we want unity with hareidi community, but first they need to end the disrespect.

Rabbi: Break the Wall Isolating Hareidi Community

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'

Students: No Place for Zionists at Hareidi Rally

Yeshiva students, former IDF Chief Rabbi, urge religious-Zionists who are planning to attend hareidi rally to reconsider.

Rabbi, Students: No Place for Zionists at Hareidi Rally

MKs’ Wives to Sarah Netanyahu: Be Our Esther

Wives of hareidi MKs urge Sarah Netanyahu to sway her husband’s heart regarding hareidi enlistment.

MKs’ Wives to Sarah Netanyahu: Be Our Esther

Hareidi Rabbi: We’ll Fight Like in Ukraine

Rabbi compares enlistment protests to Ukraine riots. Pro-enlistment activist: Let hareidi Jews vent their upset.

Hareidi Rabbi: We’ll Fight Like in Ukraine

'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'

Investigation Launched Over Anti-Draft Incitement

Police Chief warns that hareidi death-threats taken 'very seriously'; Science Minister asks Shin Bet, Public Security Ministry to step in.

Police Investigate Incitement Against Lapid, Bennett

'Lapid Will Be Murdered Like Rabin'

Attorney Rabbi Halbertal quotes warnings Lapid will be murdered by a hareidi for relentless pursuit of hareidi enlistment.

'Lapid Will Be Murdered Like Rabin'

IDF ‘Deathly Afraid’ of Hareidi Enlistment

Yesh Atid MK accuses IDF of avoiding hareidi enlistment; MKs seek to define ‘hareidi’ for new law.

IDF ‘Deathly Afraid’ of Hareidi Enlistment, MK Accuses