Netanyahu pledges no jail time for ultra-Orthodox draft-dodgers

As haredi parties endorse Likud rule, PM promises to soften conscription law … [Read more...]

Dozens held as ultra-Orthodox protest army draft

Demonstrators block highways, set fires after arrests of four draft dodgers … [Read more...]

Knesset panel okays bill levying sanctions on Haredi draft dodgers

Bill would set criminal penalties on ultra-Orthodox who refuse to enlist … [Read more...]

Ultra-Orthodox draft dodgers face jail from 2017

Ministers say financial sanctions not enough; aim to limit religious exemptions to 1,800 per year … [Read more...]

Party heads set to hash out final coalition details

Likud, Yesh Atid, Jewish Home said to agree on sanctions on ultra-Orthodox draft dodgers … [Read more...]

IDF: Most Israelis won’t serve in military by 2020

JERUSALEM (JWN)—By the end of the decade 60 percent of Israelis will not be serving in the Israel Defense Forces, according to the head of the IDF Manpower Branch, Maj.-Gen. Orna Barbivai. Contrary … [Read more...]

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