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The New "Draft" Bill, A bluff at the time, and totally irrelevant after October 7th

Rabbi Uri Regev, CEO of Hiddush, explains that the current “Draft Bill” does not have the intention of enlisting yeshiva students


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Did The Global Jewish Forum on Haredim Face the Facts?

Did The Global Jewish Forum on Haredim Face the Facts?

The Jewish Agency and Makom opened the conversation on the impact of ultra-Orthodoxy on Israel and on the Jewish People as a whole, but did they give their participants a full picture?

82% of Israeli Jews support a law of mandatory conscription for yeshiva students

82% of Israeli Jews support a law of mandatory conscription for yeshiva students

68% of Israeli Jews support denying subsidies to those who don’t serve in the army, 69% support the Supreme Court decision to invalidate the Tal Law*, and 82% support passing a law that would force most yeshiva students to enlist.

Hiddush commends Supreme Court ruling on Tal Law

Hiddush commends Supreme Court ruling on Tal Law

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

15,000% Growth in army exemptions for yeshiva students since 1948

15,000% Growth in army exemptions for yeshiva students since 1948

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.”

Say no to unfair housing subsidies!

Say no to unfair housing subsidies!

Hiddush Petition against suggested guidelines for affordable housing that blatantly favor ultra-Orthodox applicants

Picture of Maj. Gen. Orna Babibay erased from ultra-Orthodox paper

Picture of Maj. Gen. Orna Babibay erased from ultra-Orthodox paper

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

Rabbi Regev says: Torpedo Netanyahu’s extension to the Tal Law

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.”

Israeli teens speak out against draft evasion

Israeli teens speak out against draft evasion

In a recent Facebook group, over 2000 high school seniors have signed a letter condemning governmental policy that exempts ultra-Orthodox from the draft, and demand change

Livni: No Core Curriculum, No Funding.

Livni: No Core Curriculum, No Funding.

Livni shared her thoughts at the “Israel 2021 Conference” and in an interview with the newspaper The Marker. Hiddush CEO Rabbi Regev welcomes her comments: “If Livni can fulfill her promise, there can be true social justice.”

Ben-Gurion Expressed Regret for Army Exemptions for Yeshiva Students

Ben-Gurion Expressed Regret for Army Exemptions for Yeshiva Students

Hiddush publishes a letter from Israel's first prime minister suggesting regret for the army exemption granted to men in yeshivot.

IDF Exempts Thousands Of Haredim

IDF Exempts Thousands Of Haredim

Coalition attempts exemptions "under the radar"

High Court to debate constitutionality of Tal Law

High Court to debate constitutionality of Tal Law

Statistics on haredi enlistment leave justices unimpressed

Poll: Year of national service no substitute

Poll: Year of national service no substitute

The poll was commissioned by the Hiddush organization and according to it, there is massive opposition among the public to the principal clause in the reform, approved by the government, to the Tal Law.

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