Search results for tag " ultra-Orthodox"

  • New government coalition agreement will grant close to 50,000 exemptions for yeshiva students from the Israeli army
    Written by on 21/03/2013
    New coalition agreement plan will grant almost 50,000 additional exemptions for yeshiva students from serving in the army. The IDF enlists 46,000 jewish males each year. Where is the equality here?

  • High Court of Justice brings standardized testing to ultra-Orthodox schools
    Written by on 21/02/2013
    Israeli High Court of Justice decision will bring greater Ultra-Orthodox involvement in society and as a result, more economic growth.

  • Israel Vote Sharpens Debate Over Orthodox Sway
    Written by on 24/01/2013
    Middle-class frustration with the privileges and subsidies enjoyed by ultra-Orthodox Israelis influences elections.

  • 'Government unfit to rule'
    Written by on 17/07/2012
    Kadima party leaves coalition over failure of universal draft law. Shahar Ilan of Hiddush: "The government we are left with is unfit to rule, it's a government of discrimination."

  • Hiddush VP testifies: No partner in ultra-Orthodox leadership
    Written by on 03/06/2012
    Hiddush Vice President Shahar Ilan testified last week before the Plesner Committee on Equal Sharing of Civic Burdens. “Anyone who thinks there is a respected ultra-Orthodox authority who is ready to encourage yeshiva students to serve should suggest him. Even Rav Shteinman, presented as a moderate, leads the fight against compulsory service."

  • 83% of Jewish Israelis want change in housing subsidies
    Written by on 23/04/2012
    83% of Jewish Israelis believe housing subsidies should follow the recommendations of the Trajtenberg Committee, as opposed to current policies which overwhelmingly favor the ultra-Orthodox population.

  • 83% of Jewish Israelis believe housing subsidies conditional on willingness to work to your ability
    Written by on 23/04/2012
    83% of Jewish Israelis believe housing subsidies should follow the recommendations of the Trajtenberg Committee, as opposed to current policies which overwhelmingly favor the ultra-Orthodox population, who in large part do not seek to join the work force. President of Hiddush, Rabbi Uri Regev, called on government officials to heed the call of the Israeli public.

  • Are you with the 82%?
    Written by on 22/03/2012
    Hiddush combats the Tal Law extension, fights discrimination in army service, and continues to work for the rights of women.

  • All time high in yeshiva student numbers: about 114,000
    Written by on 22/02/2012
    How many new publicly funded yeshiva students have there been in the past two year? The answer: 11,000. And how many new yeshiva students have either enlisted in the army or national service increased by only 500.

  • Hiddush commends Supreme Court ruling on Tal Law
    Written by on 22/02/2012
    Today’s historic Supreme Court ruling, by a majority of 6:3, voided the “Tal Law” and said mass exemption of Yeshiva students from military service must be stopped

  • Fact Sheet on Army Evasion
    Written by on 08/02/2012
    Percentage of Growth of Exemptions Given to Yeshiva Students since the Founding of the State: 15,000%. Number of Yeshiva Students Who Evaded the Draft Last Year: 8,500

  • 15,000% Growth in army exemptions for yeshiva students since 1948
    Written by on 08/02/2012
    Number of current yeshiva students receiving deferments estimated at 58,000. Hiddush President Adv. Rabbi Uri Regev: “Any extension of the Tal Law does a huge disservice to the proud concept of the Peoples’ Army. The public will not tolerate continued discrimination in favor of the ultra-Orthodox; any extension will see great consequences in the next election.”

  • Picture of Maj. Gen. Orna Babibay erased from ultra-Orthodox paper
    Written by on 25/01/2012
    The face of the head of Human Resources for the IDF was completely erased, while her body remained on a Knesset panel discussion the Tal Law.

  • Rabbi Regev says: Torpedo Netanyahu’s extension to the Tal Law
    Written by on 17/01/2012
    The Tal Law, which intended to provide ultra-Orthodox men a means to fulfill military or civil service, has been called “a miserable farce” by MK Nitzan Horowitz. Rabbi Regev says “Any extension in the law beyond a year will be rewarding the law’s failure and encourage draft dodging.”

  • Secular lifestyle in danger?
    Written by on 08/01/2012
    Shahar Ilan speaks to The National about the challenges Israel faces with growing haredi populations

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