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Netanyahu Promoting IDF Draft Bill, Unafraid of Haredim, Elections

Netanyahu told the three Haredi coalition leaders at the meeting, who insist they oppose the draft law in its present form: "I do not want new elections, but I'm not afraid of elections, and if there are elections, I'll do fine."

Court Sides with Chabad in Rabin Square Event Hearing: No Reason Not to Keep...

Judge Vardi suggested that the Tel Aviv municipality cancel its decision to forbid the separate-sexes event, and interrupted the hearing to allow the municipality to consult on the matter.

Jerusalem Mayor Revokes Fine Against Chabad Tefillin Stand Operator

The Chasid, who has been running the stall near the Jerusalem Central Bus Station for the past four years, was asked by a municipal inspector to fold up his stand and walk away, and when he refused, he received the fine.

Haredi Parties Collude with Joint Arab List Against Likud Bill

Apparently, according to a behind-the-scenes agreement, in return for the Haredim blocking the Kisch bill, the Joint Arab List will support the latest Haredi-inspired version of IDF draft law.

Golani Brigade to Get Haredi Company as 7,600 Haredi Officers and Soldiers Serve in...

According to the plan, which is being formulated in collaboration between the IDF HR division and the Golani Brigade, the special Haredi company will be added to the ranks of the brigade come March 2019.

Report: NIF Targets Religion in Campaign to Win Back Government

One major target for this project are Chabad activities, which include summer camps for children in municipalities that cannot afford one.

4 Hesder Soldiers Go AWOL to Avoid Honoring Rabin’s Grave

The soldiers, who serve in the Artillery Corps, were on a tour of Mount Herzl in Jerusalem.

Nissim Committee’s Conversion Recommendations Under Broad Attack at Moment of Publication

"We, the Rabbis of Israel, regard with concern the danger to the unity of the Jewish people as a result of the proposals to reform the conversion process, which include the expropriation of conversion from the Chief Rabbinate."

Homeland Security: Haredi Prisoners Can Pray Wearing Suits and Hats

Eventually, the IPS will purchase and issue suits and hats to prisoners who have received permission to wear them.

Knesset Committee Approves Bill Guaranteeing Secular Employees’ Right to Rest on Shabbat

Institutions and businesses involved in state security, public health, electricity supply and the hospitality industry will be exempted.

High Court to Meddle in, Sharply Reduce IDF Conversions

The petition against the IDF was filed last year by Stanislav Yurovsky, an IDF officer, through the Association for Civil Rights in Israel.

Southern Israeli Children Now ‘Terrified of Kites’

"They are not coming for a peaceful coffee. They are coming to murder as many of us as they possibly can.”

Thousands Flood Jerusalem With Joy for Annual Jerusalem Flag Dance

Together, the people of the nation of Israel marched with the blue-and-white Flag of Israel down the main streets of Jerusalem down to the Old City.

Report: Former Chief Rabbi Engineering Deri’s Ouster

The likelihood of the illustrious Sephardi party disappearing from Israel's political map altogether over the prolonged strife between the two leaders, Deri and Yishai, is alarming to the Sephardi religious establishment.

Letter Across Time to Late Neturei Karta Leader from his Pro-Zionist Nephew

"You will be surprised to hear who is the greatest proponent of the Torah in the world: the Zionist regime. Every year the Israeli government invests billions of shekels in the Torah world."

Survey: Most Haredim Don’t Recognize Israel’s Day of Independence, Holocaust Day

Only about 15-17% of Haredim ages 18-44 celebrate Independence Day in a festive manner.

Rami Levy’s Cellphone Company Going Shomer Shabbat

Rami Levy Tikshoret will be the first cellphone company to take that step.

Archaeologist Suing to Remove Kotel ‘Egalitarian’ Platform over Damage to Artifacts

Should the platform not be dismantled, the magnificent Robinson's Arch archaeological site would be destroyed, making "its very exposure a source of eternal lamentations."

Young Muslim Teen from Umm el-Fahm Achieves His Dream, Joins IDF

"I have really bonded with the other members of the battalion, and they’re my family now.”

Warning: Cult Launches Countrywide Campaign

The missionary campaign is ongoing and is expected to continue through the end of the coming week.

Head of Eli Yeshiva Rabbi Sadan on TV: Don’t Let IDF Women Kill

"I'm not saying that a woman can't be a pilot," he said regarding women's service, "But I think that giving a woman the profession of killing people is not good for the nation of Israel."

Tamar Zandberg Elected Meretz Chairperson

Voter turnout was particularly low at the computerized 130 polling stations throughout the country.

Torah Students’ Enlistment Bill Passes Preliminary Vote But Its Future Is Doubtful

"No one thinks that forced recruitment would lead to mass mobilization," Shaked said, adding, "The army does not want tens of thousands of Haredim to enlist now."

Ministerial Committee Approves Litzman-Netanyahu Compromise Haredi Service Bill

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked reiterated her view that "the crisis is solvable and not fundamental."

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