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Shas to Sue Gov’t because Haredi City not a National Priority

The Shas Haredi party can’t see past its black hat. Most of 91 Yesha towns now on the national priority list are near dangerous borders. Beitar Illit is not. Obviously, that’s discrimination, says Shas.

Protesters: Police in Cahoots with Arabs over Jewish Access to Mount

On those few days when Jews were allowed to go up to the Mount, they suffered constant abuse by the Muslims and by the police.

R. Lau to Submit Conversion Rulings to Haredi Review in Backroom Deal

Rabbi David Lau committed to consulting with "giur breaker" Rabbi Sherman before any consultation on conversions.

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.

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...

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.

Tisha B’Av 5773: Hateful Rhetoric, Violent Encounters Roil Israel’s Religious Communities

JERUSALEM – As tens of thousands of Jews jammed Jerusalem’s Western Wall Plaza on Tisha B’Av to mourn the destruction of the First and Second Temples, leading rabbinical and political figures from Israel’s national religious and haredi streams found themselves embroiled in a war of words over a number of issues that in some instances spurred violent street clashes.

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.

Freedom of Religion on Temple Mount – Except for Jews (Video)

Jerusalem police allow Arabs to keep Jews from entering the Temple Mount, just like they used to allow Haredim to keep women away from the Kotel – until it was not politically correct.

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.

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."

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.”

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