Draft


Chareidi Parties Call for Relegislating Draft Law

At a joint meeting of United Torah Judaism and Shas, chareidi MK’s called for a vigorous response to the High Court’s nullification of the exemption of yeshiva students from the…

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Interview With MK Rabbi Yisrael Eichler

The election is over and UTJ is now negotiating with Netanyahu to enter the government. Please share your thoughts with our readers. First of all, I must say that all…

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Shaked Committee Told Enlistment Law Failing

The law to draft yeshivah students that was passed by the Knesset last March has been a dismal failure, according to data presented to the Shaked Committee on Monday. The…

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Gedolim Warn of Irreparable Damage of Giyur Law

The Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah of Agudas Yisrael in Eretz Yisrael convened yesterday in Yerushalayim and warned of irreparable damage should the conversion law currently considered by the Knesset be passed.…

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Chareidi Draft Law Comes Under Renewed Criticism

The Knesset’s Committee for Equal Bearing of the Burden was treated to an unexpected volley of criticism of the recently passed chareidi draft law, as it convened to monitor its…

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Finance Ministry Broadens VAT Exemption

The Ministry of Finance on Tuesday raised the eligibility threshold for the zero VAT plan for those who have not served in the IDF or National Service to buy a…

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Thousands Protest Arrest of Yeshivah Student

Thousands of people protested peacefully in Yerushalayim and other parts of the country against the arrest of a yeshivah student from Ashdod for failing to report for army induction. The…

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Knesset Passes Anti-Chareidi Bill

Long months of political wrangling and incitement reached their culmination on Wednesday as the opponents of the Torah world achieved their goal of passing a law to draft chareidim into…

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COMMENT: Engaging and Disengaging

Wednesday — when the automatic majority of the coalition passed the forced army draft of yeshivah students, which includes criminal sanctions — was a tragic day in the history of…

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By Water Street of Babylon

I didn’t have to ask the way from the subway. I followed the stream of heimishe hats as it wound its way through the lanes, under the shadows of the …

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Conscientious Objectors Facing Jail

Activists say a group of some 50 Israeli youths have sent Israel’s prime minister a petition refusing to enlist for compulsory military service to protest Israel’s continued presence in Yehuda…

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Shaked Committee Finalizes Chareidi Draft Bill

The Shaked Committee finalized preparations for the military draft bill to be sent to the Knesset plenum next week with a vote reaffirming the provision for criminal sanctions on yeshivah…

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The Knower of Secrets

The mass rally of the chareidi community in Yerushalayim on Sunday was an event of multiple dimensions. For many who were there, it was not a political but a spiritual…

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New Coalition Row Over Chareidi Draft Bill

A new row has developed in Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s government coalition over the implementation of quotas on chareidi military enlistment, Haaretz said on Wednesday. Sources in Yesh Atid…

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