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First publication: Bennett's outline for restoring his majority

Amichai Chikli considering joining Kara, Shaked and Orbach alliance in exchange for Yamina fulfilling his demands.

Bennett's outline for restoring his majority

IDF Shoots Self in Foot, Shortens Men's Service

For reasons straight out of the March of Folly, the service of men has been cut to 32 months, creating a severe manpower shortage by 2018.

IDF Shoots Self in Foot, Shortens Men's Service

Hareidi IDF Enlistment Targets to be Met

Shaked Committee learns its law mandating hareidi enlistment succeeding vis-a-vis IDF recruitment, though not civilian national service.

Hareidi IDF Enlistment Targets to be Met

Stormy Week in Knesset as Controversial Bills Loom

Hareidi enlistment, land concession referendum bill and increased voter threshold all on the table - to opposition's fury.

Stormy Week in Knesset as Controversial Bills Loom

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

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

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

Hareidi MK: We May Boycott Judea and Samaria

'There is tremendous pressure that says – let's boycott some of their factories,' says MK Porush.

Hareidi MK: We May Boycott Judea and Samaria

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

'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

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

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

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?

'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

MK Chetboun: Yesh Atid MKs 'Fan Flames of Hate'

Jewish Home MK Yoni Chetboun praised the Shaked Committee for its work - and warned against using it to 'fan the flames of hate'

Jewish Home MK Slams Yesh Atid for 'Fanning Flames of Hate'

Hareidi Media Reacts as Sanctions Voted In

Headlines proclaim a ‘black day for the Jewish state,’ ‘persecution of the Torah world’ as MKs vote to punish students for non-enlistment.

Hareidi Media Reacts as Sanctions Voted In

IDF Widow MK Called ‘Enemy of Israel’

MK slammed as ‘enemy’ by hareidi extremists reacts, ‘Someone needs to end this anti-Semitism’.

IDF Widow MK Called ‘Enemy of Israel’ in Enlistment Debate

Approved: Criminal Sanctions for Hareidi Dodgers

Shaked Committee approves criminal sanctions on hareidim who evade army service. MK Yogev demands a re-vote.

Approved: Criminal Sanctions for Hareidi Draft Dodgers

'Netanyahu Deceived Us'

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

'Netanyahu Deceived Us'

Hesder Track won't be Harmed

Shaked Committee voting on hareidi enlistment. Hesder yeshiva track will include 17 months' army service.

Hesder Track won't be Harmed

Shaked Committee Frozen Over Hesder Yeshiva Fiasco

Prime Minister freezes Shaked Committee vote on sanctions for draft-dodging after controversy erupts over length of Hesder service.

Shaked Committee Vote Frozen Over Hesder Yeshiva Fiasco

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

PM: Jews Won’t Go to Jail for Learning Torah

Prime Minister comes out against criminal sanctions on hareidi enlistment. ‘I won’t be a part of sending Jews to jail for Torah study.’

Netanyahu: Jews Won’t Go to Jail for Learning Torah

Victory for Zionist Yeshivas: Torah Study to 23

First official state recognition of the value of Torah study as Zionist yeshiva students allowed to continue studies.

Victory for Zionist Yeshivas: State Recognizes Torah Study

MKs Torpedo Equality in IDF – Women's Groups Mum

The plan was to shorten men's service and lengthen women's, but it seems feminists don't like the second part.

MKs Torpedo Equality in IDF – Women's Groups Suspiciously Silent

Committee: IDF Service for Men Down to 32 Months

Shaked Committee shortens army service for men, MK Yogev warns of 'unprofessional, irresponsible decision.'

Committee: IDF Service for Men Down to 32 Months

Hareidi Protests: 'This Is A Spiritual Holocaust'

Thousands of hareidim take to the streets in Jerusalem and Bnei Brak over freezing yeshiva funding, decry 'spiritual holocaust'.

Hareidim Protest Yeshiva Funding Freeze: 'We're Ready for War'

Lapid Retroactively Cuts Yeshiva Funding

Lapid utilizes technicality to take back February funding and ensure Supreme Court ruling against hareidi yeshivas is carried out.

Lapid Retroactively Cuts Yeshiva Funding

Lapid Lauds Supreme Court Ruling Against Yeshivas

Court decision to annul funding for yeshivas a 'reminder of the law' says Lapid; MK Shaked calls ruling meaningless pressure.

Lapid Lauds Supreme Court Ruling Against Yeshivas

Bennett: Court’s Intervention Makes This Harder

Minister Naftali Bennett says the Supreme Court is making it harder, not easier, to enlist hareidi men in the army.

Bennett: Court’s Intervention Just Makes This Harder

Criticism in Shas on Education Ministry Agreement

All Shas MKs summoned to discuss agreement that lets Education Ministry partially control Shas schools.

Criticism in Shas Over Education Ministry Agreement

Bennett Says Still Committed to Hareidi Enlistment

As 2nd session of the Knesset set to get underway, controversial enlistment law expected to reach a vote. Lieberman trial verdict also due.

Bennett Says Still Committed to Hareidi Enlistment

Hareidi MK Threatens to Bolt IDF Service Committee

MK Moshe Gafni says Hareidi MKs frustrated at the committee's persistence to allow only 1,800 yeshiva students to avoid military service.

Hareidi MK Threatens to Leave Committee on Army Enlistment