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Massive Protest Against Haredi IDF Conscription

Hundreds of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews rally against proposed new law

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IDF Draft Dodgers May Face Criminal Penalties

Knesset committee approves bill targeting Haredi men who defer army service

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Jordanian Boy Named Yitzhak Rabin to Join IDF

18-year-old granted Israeli citizenship after 16 years of residence in Israel

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Israel Freezes Yeshiva Funds Over Draft Deferrals

Halts nearly $3 million in funding to protest haredi deferrals of IDF service

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IDF Soldier Killed by Palestinian Teen; Israeli Airlift Sent to Philippines

Plus Homeland’s Gideon Raff has a new show, and more in the news

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IDF Tweet Sways Oil Prices; Arrests in Jordan Valley Murder

Plus chemical weapons watchdog wins Nobel Peace Prize, and more

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Can Ecstasy, Primarily Known as a Club Drug, Help People Suffering From Trauma?

Israeli drug trials are investigating whether MDMA can be a useful psychiatric tool in treating post-traumatic stress disorder

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On the 40th Anniversary of the Yom Kippur War, Israel’s Top Spymasters Face Off

Zvi Zamir and Eli Zeira reckon with history in Tel Aviv after four decades of feuding over the surprise attack

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Bibi Blasts Iran’s Rouhani in U.N. Speech

Plus ‘Long Skirt Long Life’ signs spotted in Brooklyn, and more in the news

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Bibi Vows to Strengthen West Bank Settlement

In response to shooting deaths of two IDF soldiers this weekend

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Two IDF Soldiers Killed This Weekend

Plus Egypt bans the Muslim Brotherhood, and more in the news

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Female IDF Soldiers Seek Nail Polish Freedom

Current options are light pink polish or a French manicure

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At IDF’s Faux Hezbollah Village, Israeli Troops Prepare for a Third Lebanon War

Last week’s rocket attack and the weekend’s car bombing in Tripoli add urgency to Israeli counterinsurgency drills

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Portrait of the Author as a Young Man—Serving in the Israeli Army

My brother was the first to read one of my stories. His unexpected reaction helped me understand the magic of writing.

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In the Golan, Israel Deploys Drones and Steel Fences Against Threats From Syria

At a cost of $75 million, new fortifications stand as physical reminders that peace in the north is further away than ever

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IDF Facing Massive Budget Cuts

Proposed five-year plan addresses the Defense Forces’ NIS 40 billion deficit

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Haredi IDF Soldiers Ostracized by Community

Propaganda campaign launched by ultra-Orthodox likens enlistees to insects

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Israel Debates How to Bury Non-Jewish Soldiers

A bill aims to allow Jews and non-Jewish IDF members to be buried together

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Could Divisive New Israeli Military-Draft Laws Lead to an Ultra-Orthodox Intifada?

As Israel debates conscription for Haredi Jews, one rabbi may decide whether the community peacefully integrates

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Are the Israel Defense Forces Finally Ready for the Next Lebanon War?

Israel’s failures in 2006 foreshadow the challenges that lie ahead in a fractured Middle East—and the coming wars there

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Reality Show Sends Haredim into Radio Daze

In Israel, ultra-Orthodox contestants compete to become ‘The Spokesman’

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Daybreak: Abbas Rejected Offer to Free Prisoners

Plus ultra-Orthodox protest IDF draft changes in New York City, and more

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Volunteer Service Draws Israeli Teens Before They Start Stints in Military

‘They learn to take responsibility, to be there for other people,’ says one organizer of the year-long Shin-Shin program

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Daybreak: Syria Seizes U.N. Border Crossing

Plus Austria withdraws from Golan Heights in response, and more

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We Should Be Proud of the IDF Soldiers Who Took Lewd Pictures of Themselves

The Israeli army has always relied on its creativity. It could do with shedding even more prejudices, bad ideas, and pants.

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Sundown: Shteyngart on Shteyngart

Plus a New Jersey Nazi and the furor about the Stephen Hawking furor

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Israel Closer to Ultra-Orthodox Conscription

Examining the implications of the fall of the Tal Law

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Trying on an IDF Uniform

While my friends interned on Capitol Hill, I learned to shoot an M-16 and ate kosher Spam in the Israeli army

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Losing a Friend at the Front

I don’t need Israeli Memorial Day to remember Alex Assaf, the kindest—and tallest—soldier I have ever known

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New Details About the Capture of Gilad Shalit

And what they say about Israel

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