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Tal Law Expires – IDF to Offer Alternative

Defense Minister instructs military to begin implementation of Security Service Law regarding hareidim.

Tal Law Expires – IDF has a Month to Offer Alternative

Vice PM: Kadima Planned Rift in the Nation

Vice PM Yaalon levels harsh criticism at Kadima, says the party planned to split the nation for political gain.

Vice PM: Kadima Planned Rift in the Nation

Ya'alon: Plesner Wants War with Orthodox

Deputy Prime Minister Moshe Ya'alon is blaming the failure of negotiations to replace the Tal Law on the Kadima party.

Ya'alon: Plesner Wants War with Orthodox

Will the Right Wing Bloc Split?

Analysis: Likud-Kadima talks on hareidi army service could falter because of Arab enlistment issue.

Will the Right Wing Bloc Split?

UTJ Chairman Litzman Skips Cabinet Over Draft

United Torah Judaism party chairman Yaakov Litzman skipped the weekly cabinet meeting in protest over the universal draft law.

UTJ Chairman Litzman Skips Cabinet Over Draft Law

Jewish Home Seeks Compromise on Hareidi Enlistment

Newcomers to the religious-Zionist party Jewish Home primaries list work for compromise on hareidi enlistment.

Jewish Home Seeks Compromise on Hareidi Enlistment

Poll: 46% of Israelis Favor Kadima Leaving

Poll conducted for Channel 10 News finds that 46 percent of Israelis believe that Kadima should quit the coalition over Draft Law crisis.

Poll: 46% of Israelis Favor Kadima Leaving the Coalition

In Future, Half the Population Won't Enlist

Hebrew U expert: The changing birthrate among different sectors may lead to a point where half the people be exempted from military service.

In Future, Half the Population Won't Enlist, Says Expert

Shas Journal: Ahmadinejad Happy with Mofaz

Shas party’s journal editor fiercely criticizes Mofaz for pushing for sanctions on hareidim who refuse to enlist.

Shas Journal: Ahmadinejad and Friends Happy with Mofaz

Mofaz to Netanyahu: Time for Actions, Not Words

Kadima chairman Shaul Mofaz strongly rejects Netanyahu’s welcoming of the Draft Law committee's recommendations.

Mofaz to Netanyahu: It's Time for Actions, Not Words

Peres Trying to Untie Hareidi Enlistment Knot

President meets hareidi MK in an attempt to find a solution to dispute threatening coalition.

Peres Trying to Untie Hareidi Enlistment Knot

Barak Tries to Get Netanyahu and Mofaz Talking

Defense Minister Barak tries to mediate between Netanyahu and Mofaz amid a coalition crisis over the Plesner Committee.

Barak Tries to Get Netanyahu and Mofaz Talking

Mofaz Urged to Resign Over Plesner Committee

The heads of the “suckers’” movement call on Minister Shaul Mofaz to quit the coalition over the disbanding of the Plesner Committee.

Mofaz Urged to Resign Over Plesner Committee

Shas Denies It Agreed to Sanctions on Evaders

Minister Yishai says the party did not give green light for personal sanctions against hareidi draft avoiders.

Shas Denies It Agreed to Sanctions on Draft Evaders

Kadima Concerned of Split Over Equal Burden Law

Members of Kadima concerned that the party may split if Plesner Committee does not come ensure equal service for all citizens.

Kadima Concerned of Split Over Equal Burden Law

Hershkowitz: Torah Demands that We Join the Army

Minister Hershkowitz: I demand equal service for all. Army service is just as important as Torah study.

Hershkowitz: Torah Demands that We Join the Armyplayer

Netanyahu to Arab MKs: Lieberman is Right

Prime Minister: Arabs should do national service. "We must all share the burden."

Netanyahu to Arab MKs: Lieberman is Right

Yisrael Beytenu Quits Plesner C'tee over Bias

Jewish Home, too, says it will leave "Equality in Service" committee after committee says it won't punish Arab service evaders.

Yisrael Beytenu Quits Plesner C'tee over Pro-Arab Bias

Yeshiva Students Could Serve in Shabak

The Plesner Committee is set to reveal its recommendations on drafting yeshiva students next week.

Yeshiva Students Could Serve in Shabak, Report Says

Lieberman Visits 'Suckers Tent'

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman visited the “suckers tent” and signed a petition calling for equal army service for all Israeli citizens.

Lieberman Visits 'Suckers Tent', Signs Draft All Petitionplayer

Religious MKs to Cooperate against Plesner

MK Uri Ariel says religious Zionist party will cooperate with hareidim in opposing altered Tal Law.

Religious MKs to Cooperate against Plesner

Barak: The Goal – 90% Hareidi Enlistment

Defense Minister Ehud Barak suggests 10% of hareidi men learn Torah, while the rest enlist in the military or civilian service.

Barak: The Goal – 90% Hareidi Enlistment

Feminists: Hareidim Turning IDF into Men's Army

Former officers in IDF, Police warn Plesner Committee hareidi enlistment will be bad for women's movement.

Feminists Warn: Hareidim Turning IDF into 'Army of Men'

A-G Tells 'Equality' C'tee: Don't Discuss Arabs

Plesner Committee may only discuss ways of making hareidim serve in the IDF – not Arab Israelis.

A-G Tells 'Equality' Committee: Don't Discuss Arabs

Sanctions Planned against Haredim who don't Serve

Those affected would be ineligible for National Insurance stipends and other benefits. Yeshivas to be targeted too.

Plesner Planning Sanctions against Hareidim who don't Serve

IDF: We Need the Hareidi Men

The IDF has a shortage of thousands of soldiers, a brigadier general tells the Plesner Committee.

IDF: We Need the Hareidi Men