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Coalition Compromise Averts Early Elections

The coalition crisis appeared over on Tuesday night as Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced that a compromise had been reached, and days of mutual recrimination over possible early elections…

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Coalition Reaches Deal on Draft Law

The Knesset coalition agreed late Sunday to a draft law that eliminates any sanctions against yeshivah students if the quota of chareidi inductees to the IDF isn’t filled. The deal…

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Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah Reject Compromise Draft Bill

The Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah of Agudas Yisrael has rejected a proposed draft bill that included a provision stating that starting in 2022, if conscription quotas for the chareidi sector are…

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Talks Continue on Draft Law Amendment

Amid media speculation and swirling rumors about a deal on the ongoing coalition crisis regarding military exemptions for Yeshiva students, talks continued on Thursday between Likud officials and representatives of…

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ANALYSIS: What’s Behind the Coalition Crisis?

The coalition crisis in Israel is unnecessary, but real. United Torah Judaism, acting on the instructions of Gedolei Yisrael, is insisting that it will not vote in favor of the…

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Rivlin Calls for Dialogue on Chareidi Draft

While Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is away on a five-day visit in Washington, the controversy around him in Israel continued to swirl unabated on Sunday. President Reuven Rivlin addressed two…

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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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