Conscription

Hezbollah Leader Nasrallah Calls Israeli Military Weak: He is Correct

August 30, 2018

Shir Hever discusses the relationship of mutual admiration that has developed between Israel and Hezbollah, and that Nasrallah’s sources in the Israeli media indicate a continuing erosion of the Israeli military edge in the region

The Real News on the Middle East

September 19, 2017
Journalist and documentarian Lia Tarachansky discusses the decision by the Israeli Supreme Court to overturn a law exempting ultra-Orthodox Jews from military service

In Historic Protest Israel’s Orthodox Break with Settler Right

March 10, 2014

On Wednesday, March 6th the Israeli government’s Shaked Committee approved a law proposal that would extend forced conscription to the Jewish Orthodox. Today in Israel, military service is mandatory for all Jewish citizens, except the ultra Orthodox. The history of this exemption goes back to the founding of the state and has caused increasing tension…

Violent Clashes Shake Post-Morsi Egypt

July 5, 2013

Mohamed Elmeshad: Beyond the violence, army and some business elite play interlocked role in bloody clashes