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Daily Briefing: WILL THE HAREIDI DRAFT COURT DECISION BRING DOWN THE NETANYAHU GOVERNMENT?

Will Israel’s Government Collapse Due to the IDF Haredi Draft Crisis? – Analysis Eliav Breuer, Jerusalem Post, Apr. 1, 2024 — The political ramifications of the High Court of Justice’s ruling on Thursday – that beginning on April 1 the state can no longer refrain from drafting haredi men into the IDF, and that state funding to yeshivot will cease beginning on April 1 as well – could go in several directions depending on developments in the coming weeks.
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Heaven Can’t Wait: Are Israel’s Haredi Parties About to Bring Netanyahu Down?:  Shalom Lipner, Atlantic Council, Mar. 14, 2024
Why is a Haredi Conscription Law Causing So Much Controversy?:  Tzvi Joffre, Unpacked, Mar. 31, 2024
Expiration of Haredi Draft Deferments Hurtles Israel into Brave New World – Analysis:  Herb Keinon, Jerusalem Post, Apr. 1, 2024
Yes to Drafting the Ultra-Orthodox, No to Imposing Values on Them Aryeh Erlich, Ynet News, Feb. 26, 2024

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FOR FURTHER REFERENCE:

Netanyahu Scrambling for Solutions as Haredi IDF Exemption Law Expires Lahav Harkov, Jewish Insider, Apr. 1, 2024 The expiration of a measure exempting Israel’s Haredi population from military service left Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government scrambling to resolve the situation before the IDF starts conscripting full-time yeshiva students, which could trigger an early election.
 
Draft of Haredim Gains Momentum Within Community:  Hanan Greenwood, JNS, Mar. 29, 2024 — Israelis’ attitude towards military service could be unfolding behind the scenes in some parts of the community. 
 
Will New Haredi Draft Bill Extend Exemption Period by 15 years?: Yehuda Shezinger, Israel Hayom, Mar. 19, 2024 — As part of the effort to accommodate Haredi lawmakers over mandatory military services, lawmakers in the Coalition are drafting legislation that, based on recommendations by senior security officials, would raise the exemption age to 35 or even 40.
 
Israel’s Ultra-Orthodox Threaten To ‘Go Abroad’ If Drafted News Desk, The Cradle, Mar. 10, 2024 — Speaking on 9 March, Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef declared that Haredi (ultra-orthodox) religious students must not be drafted “under any circumstances, no matter what” and that if they are forcibly enlisted, the Haredim would “go abroad.”
 
Why Are So Many of Israel’s Fallen Soldiers from Religious Zionist Camp? – Editorial Editorial, Jerusalem Post, Dec. 29, 2024 — In these difficult days of war, it is impossible to ignore the large number of fallen soldiers from the religious-Zionist camp,” read a Tuesday evening post on X. 

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