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Rightwing Group Manipulates Leftist Justice Official into Forcing Bedouin Mixed Swimming

Rightwing party Otzma Yehudit (formerly Otzma LeYisrael) headed by Michael Ben-Ari, Aryeh Eldad, Baruch Marzel, Itamar Ben-Gvir, and Zvi Sukkot is one of the...

A First: Court Orders Interior Ministry to Recognize Private Orthodox Conversion

In 2016, the High Court of Justice ruled that conversions in private Orthodox courts in Israel should be recognized. The Netanyahu government has been dragging its feet about complying with the ruling.
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Israel Antiquities Archaeologist Attacks World Creation Concert: The Kotel Isn’t a Bar Mitzvah Hall

“Why is it that in Caesarea, Masada and Beit She’an it’s OK to hold events and here it’s prohibited?"

Disabled Accessibility Rules an Excuse to Expanding Mixed Prayer Kotel Plaza Without Permit

A representative of the city's legal adviser objected to the move, arguing that it could not be sneaked under the guise of accessibility.

Court Orders Hod HaSharon to Permit Reform Synagogue Construction

Kehilat Yonatan offers a conversion program to Israeli citizens and foreigners with long-term visas, and egalitarian wedding services.

Orthodox Businessmen Launching ‘Jews Only’ Housing Project in Arab Neighborhood

The reported cost of each luxury 1,335 sq. ft., 5-room apartment, will be only one million shekel – $276,000.
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Haredim Appeal to High Court Against Police Excessive Use of Skunk Water

"Imagine taking a chunk of rotting corpse from a stagnant sewer, placing it in a blender and spraying the filthy liquid in your face."

Litzman: No Compromise On Draft Law

Litzman: We have no interest in going to elections, but we can’t compromise on such a substantial and fundamental issue.

Bennett Suspends Habayit Hayehudi Jerusalem Campaign over 2nd Anti-Haredi Ad

If you don’t get what's the problem here, try substituting "Arabs" or "Blacks" for Haredim.

Can Coalition Haredim Live with It? Court Orders New Draft Law in 4 Months

The High Court of Justice on Tuesday night approved a four-month extension for the government to pass the new IDF draft, after which Haredi...

Irate Smotrich Demands Netanyahu, Shaked, Intervene in Rabbinate’s Anti-Settlements Move

MK Bezalel Smotrich (Habayit Hayehudi) on Monday sent an angry letter to Prime Minister Netanyahu and Justice Minister Shaked, protesting the decision to discriminate...

Deri Ruling Sets Off Renewed Shabbat Battles

Deri said it is a Jewish and social value to allow workers to rest on Shabbat.

Habayit Hayehudi Condemned for Borderline Anti-Semitic Ad

Had it been published by, say, the Palestinian Authority, the ad would have been dubbed anti-Semitic.

Campaign of Harassment, Threats, Against Rabbi Who Criticized LGBT Parade

Apart from the phone harassment, Rabbi Eliyahu and his family are also exposed to threats on the Internet, including shocking wishes and slander.

Police Brutality in Arrests of 20 Rightwing Activists for Protesting Jerusalem Gay Parade

According to attorney Itamar Ben-Gvir, police used a blacklist to detain activists.

Rightwing Newspaper Sued for Conditioning Running LGBT Ad on Compensation for Damages

The newspaper reportedly required a payment of $260 plus VAT for every lost subscriber resulting from the LGBT ad.

Finally, Rightwing Rabbis to Learn Media Conduct from the Pros

"Conference sessions will include Facebook Specialties (beginners and advanced); Writing articles and opinion pieces; Public Speaking; Standing in front of a camera; and the Art of the Debate."

Early Survey Shows Modest Majority of Israeli Jews Supporting Nationality Law

Not surprisingly, a full 84% of the Arab public thinks there was no need to legislate the Nationality Law.

Driven by Recent Legislation, 30,000 Anticipated at Jerusalem’s Gay Parade

Police allocated a special spot for members of the anti-gay Lehava organization who plan to demonstrate against the parade.

Attorney Ben-Gvir Advocates Removing Kahane Movement’s Terrorist Designation

Attorney Ben-Gvir wrote the AG: "It is clear to any knowledgeable person that the government's decision was a political ploy designed to silence the opposition."

Israeli Sports Minister Conditions Funding on Not Playing on Shabbat

Regev's new move will affect swimming, judo and other sports associations that hold their Israeli championships on Shabbat.

Divine Rage? Kotel Stone Falls on Reform Prayer Platform [Video]

To calculate the erosion in the different kinds of limestone that make up the Western Wall, in 2014 researchers from Hebrew University used a laser scan to create an accurate three-dimensional computer model.

Cops Who Arrested Conservative Rabbi for Conducting Illegal Wedding – More Power to You!

In our Jewish and Democratic State, we cannot, as a Jewish community, allow ourselves to be exposed to halachically illegal marriages.

Knesset Committee Confirms Revised Nationality Law for Final Plenum Vote

Committee Chairman MK Amir Ohana (Likud): "The Jewish people deserve a Jewish state by law."

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