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Neturei Karta Member Charged with Espionage for Iran

The accused was using an email account which he checked in Jerusalem Internet cafes.

Bennett’s Folly: Territory Giveback Referendum Passes First Reading

As far as the half million Israelis living in Judea and Samaria—most of whom are Jewish Home voters—the referendum bill leaves them in the cold.

Many National Religious Rabbis Object to Referendum on Givebacks

An unexpected hurdle for Jewish Home leader Bennett who's been pushing the referendum legislation.

Defense Minister Postpones Haredi Draft Until Further Notice

The state is asking the high court not to take on appeals until the new draft law is completed.

Bennett and Jewish Home Soar in Polls, Challenge Likud for Lead

Bennett lost the battle for Chief Rabbis but he may have won the war. A Knesset Channel poll shows Jewish Home party as the second largest, only three seats behind the Likud and three ahead of Lapid.

Rabbi Arusi Quits Race for Chief Rabbi One Hour before Balloting

Rabbi Ratzon Arusi withdrew his candidacy for Chief Sephardi Rabbi, one hour before balloting began Wednesday afternoon. His withdrawal leaves three candidates in the...

Israel to (Possibly) Select New Chief Rabbis Today

Tonight we may no who the two chief rabbis are, and it might very well be the last time there are two instead of one.

Haredi MK Stars in ‘Haredi Draft’ Show in Knesset

Watch for free the best theatre in the world. After the Knesset passed a bill on first reading to require all Jews to service in the IDF, Haredi MKs tore their shirts in mourning. Act Two to follow.

Rav Ovadia: I Love Knitted-Yarmulke Jews – But Not their MKs

Rav Ovadia Yosef, the same rabbi who last month call national religious Rabbi Stav “evil,” now says he really loves knitted kippa Jews. Well, most of them. Their political leaders still are Amalek. Happy Tu B'Av.

Maccabiah Games Draw US Athletes to Become ‘Bar Mitzvah’

For American athletes, the Maccabiah sports even proves the games are about more than sports. Several of the American Jewish athletes were inspired to become Bar Mitzvah.

Obama Pressing Netanyahu as Government Split on 2-State Solution

Israel must agree to give up East Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and the Golan before the talks have begun.

Rabbinic Rebellion: NRP Rabbis Back Pick Nixed by AG

When interviewed this week, it turned out that Rabbi Eliyahu's opinion has either been modified following the attacks on him, or has always remained grounded in normative halacha.

EU Directive to Humiliate Israel on East Jerusalem and Settlements

The new EU directive, effective Friday, demands that all deals with Israel exclude disputed territories.

Retired Military Rabbi: IDF Brought Down Morsi, Ahmadinejad

In Syria and Lebanon as well, the IDF created a quagmire for both President Bashar Assad and for Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah.

It’s Official: Israel to Fast on Yom Kippur like Americans

The Knesset has driven the last nail in the once holy coffin of changing the clocks twice a year according to the timing of Passover and Yom Kippur. Daylight Time will remain until the end of October.

5,000 Frum Girls Keep Women of the Wall Out

The Women of the Seminar teach the Women of the Wall a lesson in group action.

Government Approves ‘Equal Burden’ Bill Enlisting Haredim

According to the new bill, beginning in 2017, every young Jew over the age of 18 will be obligated to join the army.

AG Blocks Draft Bill as Haredim Rally Outside EU Headquarters

Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein ruled that in order to achieve complete equality, the draft law must be clipped of two major benefits for young Haredi recruits.

Feiglin: Next Time I Climb Temple Mount May Be as Prime Minister

"The change that caused me not to be able to enter was strategic, not tactical."

Feiglin Will Be Watching While Others Ascend the Temple Mount

MK Moshe Feiglin issued the following statement on his Facebook page: Regarding my ascent to the Temple Mount. Tomorrow – the 19th day of Jewish month...

McDonald’s Boycotts Ariel

In 1979, Peace Now co-founder Omri Padan protested the government's letting Gush Emunim to establish a settlement. Now, as McDonalds’ CEO in Israel, he refuses to allow a branch over the “Green Line.”

Arab Incitement: Israel to Raze Al Aqsa Mosque, Build Holy Temple

Here’s good reason for Israel’s saying that UNESCO has been hijacked by the PA agenda. ”Israel planning to raze Al-Aqsa to build ‘second temple,” Screams Saudi Gazette headline. PS: They can’t count.

Court Ruling against Business on Shabbat Arouses More Complaints

Small shop owners in cities outside of Tel Aviv may follow the example of Tel Aviv and campaign for their cities to uphold any...

Court Orders Tel Aviv to Enforce Law Banning Business on Shabbat

The Supreme Court has ordered Tel Aviv to enforce the law that prohibits stores from operating on the Sabbath. It overruled a February ruling...

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