Enlistment law

Haredim enlist in national service

IDF: Ultra-Orthodox enlistment numbers wrong due to technicalities

Senior IDF officials explain discrepancies in figures provided for ultra-Orthodox enlistment during Knesset committee hearing.

Hundreds of Haredi IDF veterans took part in the “Profession for a Lifetime” academic studies and em

Open sore of ultra-Orthodox enlistment not improving - analysis

The law defined as ultra-Orthodox any man who from between the ages of 14 and 18 studied for at least two years in an ultra-Orthodox educational institution.

Education Minister Naftali Bennett speaks at the 57th Israel Prize ceremony, 2019.

Bennett’s haredi enlistment plan panned as ‘law for draft evasion’

MK Elazar Stern: Why would the ultra-Orthodox volunteer for the IDF at 21 when they could go and study or go to work?

Haredi soldier

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.

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.

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