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Place haredi civilian recruits in state security agencies, says NGO

A report by the Israel Democracy Institute has highlighted severe failings in the Civilian Service program which haredi men can join in lieu of army service.

HAREDI DEMONSTRATORS protest in Jerusalem against performing national service.

UTJ Gafni threatens elections if enlistment law not moderated

“I’m fed up with listening to Liberman’s threats. I’m not worried if there won’t be a coalition, we’ll go to elections again,” the UTJ MK warned.

Haredi anti-draft protest in Lower Mahnattan, June 9, 2013.

Gov't requests third extension from High Court for haredi enlistment law

The High Court struck down the previous arrangement allowing for blanket military service exemptions for haredi men in September 2017 as discriminatory against the non-haredi Jewish population.

FM Liberman, PM Netanyahu, and Finance Min. Lapid

Lapid shuns draft bill, possibly forcing elections

Coalition heads meeting to take place at 1 p.m.

24/12/2018
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu whispering in cabinet government meeting on July 23, 2018

Netanyahu, Liberman warn Hamas of ‘fearsome blows’ should clashes resume

Security cabinet meets on Sunday evening, but does not release any communique on the content of these threats.

Energy Minsiter Yuval Steinitz, Transportation Minister Israel Katz and Prime Minister Benjamin Neta

Netanyahu asks leading rabbis to back haredi IDF draft law

Agudat Yisrael Party’s Council of Torah Sages will hold a fateful meeting Sunday night that could decide whether Israel will go to early elections.

14/10/2018

Netanyahu pushing Litzman to approve enlistment bill

The decision could be the deciding factor on whether Israel will go to early elections or not.

13/10/2018

Brace yourselves: The next Israeli election is on the way

Tuesday night’s Supreme Court ruling requiring the Knesset to pass a new law to draft yeshiva students made it very likely that Israel's next election will take place in early 2019.

08/08/2018
Yair Netanyahu observes his father Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu casting a ballot in the

Netanyahu hints at early elections in first half of 2019

“I want to continue with this coalition until almost the end of the term,” he said. “This is a terrific coalition.”

Soldiers from the Nahal Haredi unit, the ultra-Orthodox battalion in the Israel Defense Forces

Enlistment law goes to vote Monday

Zionist Union to turn vote into no-confidence motion

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