haredi draft

Haredi anti-draft protest in Lower Mahnattan, June 9, 2013.
A lifetime of unemployment and government handouts

Facing overwhelming numerical superiority on the battlefield, from the moment of its establishment in 1948, tiny Israel had no choice but to build a strong military powered by universal conscription.

Netanyahu offered major concessions to haredim in coalition negotiations

Likud agreed to wide-ranging concessions to the haredi parties following the April 9 election, including tough restrictions on construction work on Shabbat and gutting haredi enlistment legislation.

'We will die instead of being drafted,' Haredi sign reads in draft protest

“We are all happy to go to prison for the sake of learning Torah,” and “We will die instead of being drafted.”

Extremist haredi men protest against jail sentences for draft dodgers.
Bus runs into Haredi protestors in Jerusalem

The Haredi protestors were blocking the Shabbat Square intersection in Jerusalem in protest against the arrest of a girl who claimed she was religious to avoid drafting into the IDF.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
23/06/2019
Head of Israel Beitenu Party Avigdor Liberman on May 27th, 2019
Avigdor Liberman: Our proposal does not change

Yisrael Beytenu's leader said on Facebook that he is not trying to bring Netanyahu down.

Haredi men protest outside the draft office in Jerusalem on November 28.
The unsolvable puzzle of haredi enlistment - analysis

Yet again, the issue of haredi enlistment in the IDF has caused a major political upheaval, and we could yet go to an election over it in three months.

Avigdor Liberman speaks at a press conference, October 22, 2018
Liberman to Likud members: Stop lying to the Israeli public

Avigdor Liberman wrote that "We are in favor of a right-wing government and against a haredi government!"

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
26/05/2019
Avigdor Liberman speaks at a press conference, October 22, 2018
Liberman to Likud members: Stop lying to the Israeli public

Avigdor Liberman wrote that "We are in favor of a right-wing government and against a haredi government!"

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
26/05/2019
A SWEARING-in ceremony for new recruits of the Paratroopers Brigade
IDF move to accommodate recruits from LGBT homes enrages rabbis

Lately, the IDF has made changes to the forms and where it used to ask for the information of the father and mother, it now asks for the names of "Parent 1" and "Parent 2."

Senior United Torah Judaism MK Moshe Gafni adjured the haredi community on April 8th to vote
Religious pluralism off the table after haredi electoral success - analysis

Strong election showing of Shas and United Torah Judaism will lend the haredi parties heavy political clout in their demands for a High Court override bill and mass haredi exemptions from the army.

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