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Will Arabs be drafted into the IDF?

MK David Amsalem files a petition with the High Court demanding that Arabs also be required to draft into the IDF.

Will Arabs be drafted into the IDF?

Yerushalmi Faction to launch Shabbat protests

Radical anti-draft haredi group vows to launch wave of protests after plainclothes policemen arrest faction member for draft dodging.

Yerushalmi Faction to launch Shabbat protests

American Yerushalmi Faction agitator released from IDF jail

Aharon Bialah released from IDF prison after serving 20-day sentence for draft dodging. The arrest caused extremists to take to the streets.

American Yerushalmi Faction agitator released from IDF jail

Bennett: Don't let your egos bring down the coalition

Education Minister Naftali Bennett calls on government to find a compromise on Draft Law as haredim threaten to topple coalition.

Bennett: Don't let your egos bring down the coalition

Haredim to present new ultimatum to Netanyahu?

UTJ leaders demand that new draft law be passed before budget vote is passed, linking stability of government to IDF deferments.

Haredim to present new ultimatum to Netanyahu?

Haredi MKs: Liberman's haredi draft proposal will end coalition

Haredi parties warn that Liberman's attempt to pass law regarding haredi draft could topple coalition.

Haredi MKs: Liberman's haredi draft proposal will end coalition

Liberman pushes alternative haredi draft law

Defense Minister Liberman establishes task force dedicated to passing haredi draft law.

Liberman pushes alternative haredi draft law

Religious Supreme Court Justice slams fellow judges

Justice Noam Sohlberg sharply criticized the Supreme Court after Tuesday's rulings about kashrut and haredi draft.

Religious Supreme Court Justice slams fellow judges

Riots in Jerusalem over draft

Hundreds rioted in Jerusalem Saturday night, protesting the arrest of a haredi girl for dodging the draft.

Riots in Jerusalem over draft

Ben Gurion Airport prepares for haredi demonstrations

Leaders of haredi demonstrations against IDF recruitment plan rallys at airport to disrupt Passover travel to and from Israel.

Ben Gurion Airport prepares for haredi demonstrations

Neturei Karta come to blows with cops

Police arrested demonstrators that had attacked them during a protest for a drafted yeshiva student who was arrested.

Neturei Karta demonstrators arrested in front of draft office

Pictures: President Rivlin visits new IDF draftees

On the day of IDF August draft, President Reuven Rivlin pays the fresh recruits a visit to offer them encouragement for their new journey.

Pictures: President Rivlin visits new IDF draftees

Rabbi David Yosef: Secular Jews Endanger Israel

Those who do not observe the commandments is endangering our existence more than the Arabs, said Rabbi Yosef.

Rabbi David Yosef: Secular Jews Endanger Israel

Lost on the Battlefield: IDF Identity Seminars

Lost on the Battlefield: IDF Identity Seminars

Rabbi Auerbach: Not the Time to Protest IDF Draft

Follower of hareidi rabbi says given the current security escalation he opposes protests such as yesterday's in Jerusalem.

Rabbi Auerbach: Now is Not the Time to Protest IDF Draft

Israeli Teens' Zionist Initiative Goes Viral

Counter-letter to statement by leftist draft-dodgers attacking the IDF picks up steam.

Israeli Teens' Initiative to Defend Zionism Goes Viral

More Than 1500 Religious Women Enlist in IDF

The trend for observant women to apply for the draft is growing - and one organization helps them serve while keeping true to Torah values.

More Than 1500 Religious Women Enlist in IDF

'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'

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

MK Stern Explains Views, Fights Fire with Fire

In an interview with Arutz 7, MK Eliezer Stern discusses the Conversion law, hesder yeshivas, and Religious Zionism

MK Stern Explains Views, Fights Fire with Fire

Bennett: Recruit Hareidi Emergency Personnel

Economics Minister Naftali Bennett wants to see tens of thousands of hareidi Israelis help out during national emergencies.

Bennett Presents Plan to Recruit Hareidi Emergency Personnel

Hareidi Group: 'Revenge Lashes' for IDF Soldiers

A hareidi group is threatening to 'take revenge' against IDF soldiers if hareidi youths are jailed for refusing to join the army

'Underground' Hareidi Group: 'Revenge Lashes' for IDF Soldiers

Gantz: It's an Honor, Not a Burden, to Serve

IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz on Tuesday participated in exercises with Nachal soldiers

Gantz: 'Not Sharing the Burden, But Having the Honor to Serve'

IDF Begins to Draft Hareidi-Religious Youth

The IDF will draft hareidi-religious 16 to 19-year-olds, but "will wait till after elections" for 20 to 28 year olds, DM Barak says.

IDF Begins to Draft Hareidi-Religious Youth