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Ex-Mossad Chief Backs Move to ID Soviet Jews

16 Tammuz 5773 – June 23, 2013
Ephraim HaLevy, former chief of the Mossad, has committed himself to a program which will help certify the Jewish identities of thousands of immigrants,...

Chief Rabbi Metzger Suspends Self

Israeli Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger today told the Justice Minister and the Minister of Religious Affairs that due to his ongoing investigation by...
The IBA, responding to Peace Now pressure, removed a spot announcing Rabbi Meir Kahane's memorial service.

Israeli Broadcasting Authority to Compensate Rabbi Kahane’s Family

Peace Now approached the IBA and demanded to remove the spots inviting listeners to a memorial service.
The WOW's Anat Hoffman holding a torah scroll in confrontation with police on July 12, 2010.

Women of the Kotel Rev Up the Provocation with a Sefer Torah

10 Tammuz 5773 – June 18, 2013
It's Revolutionary techniques 101: every time you reach a goal – start looking for the next one.

The RCA Supports Rabbi David Stav

The Rabbinical Council of America on Monday sent Rabbi David Stav, a Religious Zionist candidate for the post of Israel's Chief Rabbi, a letter...

Streisand Spouts Off on Women ‘In Foreign Land of Israel’

Streisand loves Israel – she even visits the country once in a while. She gives lots of money. And she can’t resist a chance to preach about women’s rights in Israel but admits it is a "foreign land.”
Minister Naftali Bennett wants to impose Israeli rule on the C area.

Bennett: ‘The Idea of Establishing a Palestinian State Reached a Dead End’

9 Tammuz 5773 – June 17, 2013
The only real solution is "to build, to build, to build" in Judea and Samaria.
Rabbi David Stav in Kfar Chabad, where he is less likely to be attacked violently than in Bnei Brak.

Rabbi Stav Attacked by Haredi Youths at a Wedding

A few boys began to push him, trying to make him trip and fall while he was dancing.
Rabbi David Stav is no stranger to Haredim, but his most renowned appeal is to secular Israelis—a fact that got him squarely inside Rav Ovadia Yosef's cross-hairs.

Rabbi David Stav: I’m Torn Up by the Divisive Atmosphere

"I was thinking of the path of the Torah and the mission of returning to the Chief Rabbinate the path of Rav Abraham Isaac Kook zt'l."
Former Shas chiarman Aryeh Deri with the spiritual leader of the Shas party Rabbi Ovadia Yosef back in 1999, before Deri's jail sentence.

Rav Ovadia Calls Tzohar Rav Stav ‘Evil’; Tzohar Replies: Repent

8 Tammuz 5773 – June 16, 2013
The campaign for Chief Rabbi has sunk to the depths even politicians have not reached. Rav Ovadia calls Rav Stav of Tzohar “evil” and Tzohar calls on the Torah sage to “repent.” Next up: Tisha B’Av.

Rav Ovadia Attacks Tzohar Rabbi David Stav

The campaign for Chief Rabbi in Israel got uglier Saturday night with Shas party’s spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef saying in his weekly address...
Minister of Housing and Construction Uri Ariel (L) and Mayor Benny Kasriel speaking to the press at the E1 area between Jerusalem and the Kasriel's town of Ma'aleh Adumim. A lot of talk – zero construction so far.

Shocking: Zero East Jerusalem Housing Starts in 2013, Only 43 in 2012

8 Tammuz 5773 – June 15, 2013
Prime Minister Netanyahu is functioning as an agent of U.S. foreign policy and Palestinian expansion.
In a letter sent to Associate Professor Jake Lynch, Shurat HaDin – Israel Law Center threatened to take legal action if he and other recepients do not immediately discontinue their boycott campaign against Israel.

Tel Aviv Group Threatens Australian BDS Professors with Legal Action

6 Tammuz 5773 – June 13, 2013
The Racial Discrimination Act of 1975 made BDS actions unlawful.

Rabbis and Secular Jews in Petition War over Jerusalem Area Mall

5 Tammuz 5773 – June 12, 2013
Ten rabbis have signed a petition to boycott a mall in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Ramot because of “issues of modesty” while secular residents...
Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer with his security man before delivering his farewell speech.

Bank Governor: Israel’s Biggest Problem – Too Many Haredim

It was difficult to tell whether Fischer considers Haredi poverty the central problem, or just Haredi majority.
Bedouin squatters' village in the Negev.

Reform Movement New Meddling in Israeli Policy: the Bedouin

4 Tammuz 5773 – June 11, 2013
“Any plan to resettle members of the Bedouin community must be developed with leaders of that community rather than be forced upon them.”

Haredim Lose Out to Women’s Place on Panel that Elects Rabbis

The Knesset passed into law on Tuesday a requirement that at least four women be included on the committee that elects rabbinical court rabbis....
Thousands of Haredim protest in Lower Manhattan, June 9, 2013

Thousands of Haredim Protest IDF Draft in Lower Manhattan

2 Tammuz 5773 – June 10, 2013
To passersby on Sunday, the crowd had a simple message, one that rings sympathetically to American ears.
As a preventative measure, the police closed part of the upper plaza – above the prayer plazas, to keep the protesters away from the women's section, and all the Women of the Wall were channeled into the plaza through a passageway running below the Mugrhabi bridge.

Women of the Wall Searching for Next ‘Struggle’

1 Tammuz 5773 – June 9, 2013
Police prepared for the monthly event, and from a law-and-order perspective it made perfect sense.

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