IDF, Charedim
Charedim Only: The IDF's new brigade for Israeli ultra-Orthodox Jews

The plan includes obligatory prayer and religious study and a woman-free environment, with 3,000 expected to be drafted.

JFeed Staff | 15.05.24

IDF, Charedim

Gantz to Netanyahu: Israel needs soldiers, not political stunts

State Camp party leader Benny Gantz sharply criticized Prime Minister Netanyahu's decision to move a Draft Law from Naftali Bennet's term forward: "The temporary bridging law is not relevant to the reality after October 7."

JFeed Staff | 15.05.24

IDF, Charedim

State to Supreme Court: We are working to draft Charedim in the immediate future

The government submitted a response to the Supreme Court regarding the draft, saying they are engaged in staff work to immediately draft Charedim and work to ensure continued drafting of Charedim in the longer term.

JFeed Staff | 01.05.24

IDF, Draft, Charedim

Progress on the draft? Likud and Charedim claim major breakthrough towards new draft law

Charedi news site Kikar Hashabbat claims the government and Charedi leadership have made breakthroughs in trying to resolve the draft law crisis.

JFeed Staff | 11.04.24

IDF, Draft, Charedim

Change of heart at Shas? The clarification letter of the Head of Moetzet Chachmei HaTorah on the draft

The leader of the Shas Religious Council issued a letter clarifying that negotiations regarding the draft of yeshivah students are with their approval.

Bentzi Rubin, JFeed Staff | 11.04.24

IDF, Charedim, Supreme Court

Nine judge panel and date set for hearing on Draft Law

Following the interim injunction ordering that draft-eligible yeshivah students ceased to be given public funds, the Supreme Court has determined the panel and the date for a full hearing on appeals against the Draft Law.

JFeed Staff | 10.04.24

Israel-Gaza War, Draft, Iran

IDF Spokesperson discusses Charedi draft, Iranian drone attack

IDF Spokesperson Daniel Hagari confirmed that the drone striking a naval base near Eilat was "produced by Iran and guided by Iran."

Uriel Be'eri, Liran Vainshtain, JFeed Staff | 01.04.24

IDF, Charedim, Judea and Samaria

Report: How the IDF wants to draft and use Charedim in the armed forces

Due to the need for more soldiers and to integrate Charedim into the army, Central Command Commander Maj.-Gen. Yehuda Fuchs has a new plan to use them to reinforce Judea and Samaria.

JFeed Staff | 31.03.24

IDF, Draft

Calcalist: Supreme Court injunction against funding draft-eligible Charedim affects 56,500 yeshivah students

This number is about a third of Charedi yeshivah students overall, and most of the students of the big yeshivahs (for the unmarried).

Avi Woolf | 28.03.24

IDF, Charedim

Senior commentator Amit Segal explains significance of Supreme Court Charedi draft injunction

Segal explained the fine print on the Supreme Court's interim injunction denying funding to yeshivahs of draft-eligible students on his Telegram channel, explaining that "the possibility of Charedi departure (from the government is) not before June."

Chani Edri, JFeed Staff | 28.03.24

IDF, Charedim

Supreme Court: Government funding for yeshivahs to end April 1

Supreme Court justices Uzi Fogelman, Yitzhak Amit, and Noam Solberg issued an interim injunction freezing funding for draft-eligible yeshivah students starting April 1.

Bentzi Rubin, JFeed Staff | 28.03.24

Israel-Gaza War, Draft, Charedim

Gallant: "We will need the enlistment of all parts of the nation and society in 2024"

The Defense Minister noted during a ministry conference that "we will need to ensure our qualitative and quantitative advantage."

Liran Vainshtain, JFeed Staff | 20.03.24

Israel-Gaza War, IDF, Charedim

Netzach Yehudah battalion cohort visits massacre sites en route to Gaza Strip

The cohort, which enlisted last August and trained in the Golan Heights to prepare to enter Gaza, said prayers in memory of the murdered, for the return of the hostages, and the healing of the wounded.

Avi Woolf | 13.03.24

IDF, Draft

Lapid: "If the Charedim don't enlist, they won't get the money"

Opposition Leader MK Yair Lapid addressed the draft controversy at the beginning of his party's meeting, saying that "Charedim need to enlist like our children."

Bentzi Rubin, JFeed Staff | 11.03.24

Israel-Gaza War, IDF

Gallant: All parts of the nation must bear the burden

Regarding the IDF's plan to investigate the events before and during October 7, Gallant said "I support the Chief of Staff."

Liran Vainshtain, JFeed Staff | 07.03.24

IDF, Draft, Charedim

Protestors against Charedi draft block Road 4

Protestors from the Jerusalem Faction blocked Road 4 from both directions until the police came and dispersed them.

JFeed Staff | 03.03.24

IDF, Draft, Charedim

UTJ MK: "Those who don't learn - should enlist"

UTJ MK Yitzhak Pindrus made this statement in light of the growing controversy over Charedi exemptions from the draft.

JFeed Staff | 03.03.24


Gallant tells party members: "I was in Likud and I'm staying"

The Defense Minister also defended his stance on the draft, saying it's about math, not politics.

JFeed Staff | 03.03.24

IDF, Charedim

Gantz to Gallant: "All Israeli society needs to serve"

Minister Benny Gantz responded to Defense Minister Yoav Gallant's insistence that a draft law must be supported by all members of the coalition - including the State Camp party.

JFeed Staff | 28.02.24

IDF, Charedim, Israel-Gaza War

Gallant: Everyone needs to shoulder the burden

The Defense Minister addressed the question of drafting Charedim, stating that "the challenges we face prove: everyone has to carry the burden, all parts of the nation."

Liran Vainshtain, JFeed Staff | 28.02.24