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Biton to ultra-Orthodox IDF soldiers: You are modern Maccabees

Minister Michael Biton also said that the Defense Ministry intends to expand the program for ultra-Orthodox draft.

Liberman announces conscription at 18 for ultra-Orthodox, Arabs

Yisrael Beytenu leader says stagnation of ultra-Orthodox enlistment means that previous, compromise legislation no longer relevant

Israel's Foreign Affairs Minister Avigdor Liberman, 2011

Labor leader calls out Liberman for anti-haredi rhetoric in Twitter spat

“If Israel is important to you, stop your disqualifying and hateful rhetoric before a civil war breaks out here," Peretz tweeted to Liberman.

08/12/2019
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.

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.

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