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‘The Rabbis Are Trying To Silence Us’

Members of the Yerushalmi faction met Thursday in the Ramat Eshkol neighborhood of Jerusalem, to protest against their enlistment in the IDF and the arrest of haredi draft-dodgers by the police. Read more

28 Ultra-Orthodox Journalists Arrested on Suspicion of Extortion

Police arrested 28 employees of an ultra-Orthodox newspaper on Tuesday morning on suspicion of extortion and harassment. Read more

Ultra-Orthodox Faction Recruits Women In Drive Against Israeli Army Draft

Just days after tumultuous demonstrations around the country protesting the draft of ultra-Orthodox yeshiva students into the Israeli army, Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach, who heads an extreme faction of the non-Hasidic ultra-Orthodox community, has begun recruiting women into the anti-conscription effort. Read more

Internal Power Struggle, Not Military Draft, Powering Israel’s Ultra-Orthodox Protests

On the face of it, the ultra-Orthodox demonstrations in Jerusalem, Bnei Brak and Beit Shemesh are another protest against the state and its intention to draft yeshiva students. Read more

Ultra-Orthodox Draft-Dodger Arrested At A Nightclub, Draws Hundreds of Supporters

Hundreds of ultra-Orthodox supporters demonstrated around the country on Thursday in protest over the arrest by military police of a yeshiva student who allegedly failed to report to an army enlistment center to arrange an exemption from military service. Read more