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  • Biden condemns Israel over homes plan

    05/17/2023 10:55:58 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Guardian ^ | 9/3/2010
    Joe Biden, the US vice-president, condemned a plan by Israel to build 1,600 homes on occupied Palestinian land in an East Jerusalem settlement. The Israeli interior ministry's approval of the plan cast a cloud over a visit to the country by Biden just hours after he pledged strong support for the Israeli government. In an unusually strong statement issued after he arrived 90 minutes late for a dinner with the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, Biden said: "I condemn the decision by the government of Israel to advance planning for new housing units." He said the blueprint for Ramat Shlomo,...
  • Haredi population growing twice as fast as overall Israeli population - report

    01/20/2023 6:54:27 PM PST · by NetAddicted · 22 replies ^ | 12/31/2020 | Stuart Winer
    My tablet won't copy this page, which I've seen happen once before, but I wanted to post this. I read once that Israel would reach 50% Orthodox Jews in population by 2040. Looks likely.
  • Israel's changing population and politics

    01/20/2023 6:07:10 PM PST · by NetAddicted · 4 replies ^ | 1/17/2023 | Michael Brenner
    Israel’s new hard-line government has made headlines – the bigger demographic changes that caused it, not so much Israel’s new government is the most right-wing and religious leadership the country has had in the 75 years of its existence, as many observers have pointed out. And this style of leadership may last because it represents the next generation of Israelis. You don’t have to look far to see that the religiously observant Orthodox and ultra-Orthodox sectors of Israel’s population are growing quickly. The new minister of Jerusalem affairs has 12 children. The minister of national missions — one of the...
  • Arab Islamic "Palestinian" butchers targeting another peaceful, pious town

    05/06/2022 10:17:29 AM PDT · by Conservat1 · 1 replies
    DP ^ | May 5, 2022
    Arab Islamic "Palestinian" butchers targeting another peaceful, pious town * Elad, a Haredi town (which means, overwhelmingly avoiding serving in the army - conscientious objectors) is what is called 'within the Green line.' * Days after Hamas head called to atrack Jews with axes & shooting. Prepare the axe - he said. * Attackers hit with an axe to the head. * The attackers shouted Allah Akbar. * It came hours after a councilman spotted illegal Arab residents staying and he was rather arrested by an (Haaretz type) ultra liberal police. * Hamas blessed the butchery. * "Palestinians", such as...
  • Why I Am Hopeful About the New Israeli Government

    06/07/2021 4:19:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | June 7, 2021 | Michael Brown
    Evangelical Christians who have become used to the effective leadership of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s longest serving prime minister, may have grave concerns about the newly formed coalition government. But I believe there is good reason to hope that this new government might be just what Israel needs. When I was asked by the New York Times about evangelical reaction to the potential ouster of Netanyahu, I replied, “Your average American evangelical would think it’s a tragedy if Netanyahu is out. It will be similar in many of their minds to Trump losing to Biden.” Despite those concerns, however,...
  • Yes, Jewish Lives Matter

    01/29/2020 10:34:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 29, 2020 | Moshe Krakowski
    Last week, National Review published an appalling article by Zachary Evans about the recent wave of antisemitic violence against ultra-Orthodox Jews in and around New York City. It claimed to provide context for these attacks but was inadvertently (I hope) an exercise in victim blaming. In response to many readersÂ’ outraged replies, both the ReviewÂ’s editors and several staff members made matters worse by refusing to acknowledge any problem with the article. The worst was this screed by Kevin Williamson accusing critics of reading the article in bad faith simply to attack National Review, as if the only thing at...
  • Whisper it, but Israel's Ultra-Orthodox community is starting to talk about homosexuality

    09/23/2017 12:27:24 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 20 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 9/23/2017 | Judy Maltz
    I still can't copy, even though I restarted my iPad. Yikes! Read at the link.
  • Haredi: The Ultra orthodox society in Israel

    03/08/2016 9:21:54 AM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 4 replies
    This is a documentary that follows a variety of people in the Ultra orthodox community in Israel, and tells different stories. First of is the Israeli election, in a feud between the sides in the community whether they should vote or not vote, second issue is the issue regarding education and poverty, where two women try to change the enviroment regarding haredi education and family planning, and the third part is about the controversy surrounding the internet in the Haredi world. Should internet be allowed or not? Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part...
  • 'Sacred Sperm' film exposes ultra-orthodox Jewish taboos

    02/06/2015 5:10:04 AM PST · by NetAddicted · 23 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2/6/2015 | Ami Bentov
    Like so many parents, Ori Gruder was grappling with how to talk to his 10-year-old son about sex. Being a member of Israel's ultra-Orthodox religious community, which tends to keep discussions of sexuality to a whisper, made the task even more difficult. So Gruder created "Sacred Sperm," an hour-long documentary in which he tries to tackle the hard questions he can expect from his son. The film presents an intimate, informative and at times awkward look at the insular religious community and its approach to sexuality, fleshing out deeply entrenched taboos in the conservative society. "What is it about that...
  • How an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man became a transgender activist

    01/26/2015 2:50:39 PM PST · by NetAddicted · 54 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/25/2014 | Gary Buiso
    To the world, he was Jeffrey Smith, an ultra-Orthodox Jew and spiritual leader teaching the Torah to hundreds of students in Jerusalem’s Hasidic community. But inside, Smith was keeping a secret. “Since I was 5 years old, I really thought I was a girl,” Smith, 63, told The Post in an interview last week from Israel, where she has been living for the past two years — as an Orthodox Jewish woman — following sex-reassignment surgery. As a boy growing up in Patchogue, LI, Smith knew early on that something was amiss. But there was no Internet to tell her...
  • Pushing, Shoving and Blows Ahead of Mt. Meron Lag Ba’omer Festivities

    05/15/2014 10:59:17 PM PDT · by Tzvi · 2 replies
    The Jewish Independent ^ | May 16, 2014 | Yori Yanover
    Thousands who were planning to go up to Mt. Meron Thursday night, in preparation for the Saturday night Lag Ba’omer celebration, were stuck at the bus stop in Har Chotzvim, Jerusalem, where every empty bus that showed up to pick up passengers was pursued by a wild, desperate Haredi mob.
  • Ultra-Orthodox battalion 'Netzah Yehuda' swearing-in ceremony

    05/27/2013 8:03:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 5/2713 | staff
    Israeli soldiers of the Ultra-Orthodox battalion Netzah Yehuda of the army's Kfir Brigade brigade take part in a swearing-in ceremony. While military service is compulsory in Israel tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox are currently exempted from servicePicture: EPA
  • Ultra-Orthodox Shun Their Own for Reporting Child Sexual Abuse

    05/10/2012 10:32:33 AM PDT · by olcurmudgeon · 14 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 9, 2012 | Sharon Otterman and Ray Rivera
    The first shock came when Mordechai Jungreis learned that his mentally disabled teenage son was being molested in a Jewish ritual bathhouse in Brooklyn. The second came after Mr. Jungreis complained, and the man accused of the abuse was arrested. Old friends started walking stonily past him and his family on the streets of Williamsburg. Their landlord kicked them out of their apartment. Anonymous messages filled their answering machine, cursing Mr. Jungreis for turning in a fellow Jew. And, he said, the mother of a child in a wheelchair confronted Mr. Jungreis’s mother-in-law, saying the same man had molested her...
  • Israelis rally against ultra-Orthodox extremism

    12/27/2011 12:50:14 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | Dec. 27, 2011 | Jon Donnison
    Thousands of Israelis have rallied in the town of Beit Shemesh against ultra-Orthodox Jewish extremism. The protest follows two days of clashes after an eight-year-old girl said she had been harassed on her way to school. Some ultra-Orthodox in Beit Shemesh are seeking to segregate men and women. President Shimon Peres backed the protest. "The entire nation must be recruited in order to save the majority from the hands of a small minority," Mr Peres said hours before the rally.
  • Rabbis: Flotilla Clash Heralds Gog and Magog Prophecy

    06/03/2010 1:20:34 PM PDT · by Never A Dull Moment · 327 replies · 5,937+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6-3-10 | Gil Ronen
    Thursday in which it said that the results of the incident in which Israel intercepted a flotilla trying to break the naval blockade of Gaza "place us at the beginning of the Gog and Magog process where the world is against us, but which ends with the third and final redemption." The statement explained that while secular Zionism always wants Israel to be beloved by other nations, “the legitimacy of our people is not derived from the nations of the world and their poisonous traditions, rather from the Torah of Israel which teaches us that [Israel] 'is a people that...
  • A Modern Marketplace For Israel's Ultra-Orthodox (The Buying Power Of Observant Jews Alert)

    11/01/2007 9:16:51 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 2 replies · 132+ views
    New York Times ^ | 11/02/2007 | Steven Erlanger
    You see it in sectors like food, consumer products and transport companies,” he said. The Israeli airline El Al is now privatized. “But they continue not to fly on Saturday,” Mr. Melnick said, in order to keep ultra-Orthodox customers. Tamar El-Or, an anthropologist at Hebrew University, studied ultra-Orthodox shopping patterns. “There are lines of cellphones and credit cards and Internet suppliers and software and DVDs and clothes and so many things produced or altered or koshered for them, because they have a certain organized power to get the producers to make what they want,” she said.
  • 'Palestinian' fascist genocide - Targeting [even] religious Pious pacific non-Zionist Jews

    04/01/2007 1:34:50 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 1 replies · 293+ views
    Targeting religious Pious pacific non-Zionist Jews August 1929 Hebron Massacre 1929 (Vicious attack was mainly on the pious non Zionist religious Jews) What happened during the Arab riots of 1929? The Hebron massacre 1929 by Arabs - (another) important milestone, Arab propaganda machine would want you to ignore Massacre ic-and-graphic-121-photo-galleryPhotographs - the places July 2002 Eighth Immanuel victim was too young to have a name 2001 Bomb Discovered in Ultra Religious non Zionist Neighbourhood 1 August 2003 The Arab Muslim "Palestinian" cold blooded massacre on bus filled with ultra orthodox non Zionist pious Jews,...
  • Two Arabs held in kidnapping plot [religion of kidnapping is on...]

    04/01/2007 9:04:17 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 8 replies · 437+ views
    JPost ^ | March, 29, 2007
    Two Arabs held in kidnapping plot By ETGAR LEFKOVITS Two Arab residents of Jerusalem were under arrest Thursday for allegedly trying to kidnap and murder haredim in the city, police said. The two suspects were apprehended earlier this month in a joint police-Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) sting operation. A gag order on the case was lifted Thursday afternoon. According to police, the two men, Ayman Salhab and his cousin Haitham Salhab, both in their early 30s, planned to kidnap and murder haredi residents of Jerusalem and use their bodies as bargaining chips to win the release of Palestinian...
  • Pullout leaders are cursed, argues the religious right

    03/12/2007 2:53:57 PM PDT · by US admirer · 1 replies · 301+ views ^ | March 12, 2007 | Nadav Shragai
    In the "crime and punishment" part of The International Campaign to Save the Nation and the Land - associated with an offshoot of the Chabad movement - the sin is "the crime of the disengagement" and the "expulsion" of 10,000 people from their homes. The punishment takes various guises: removal from office, resignation, illness, a commission of inquiry or a criminal conviction. The campaign called "There is Justice and a Judge," which the organization embarked on recently, asserts that everyone who was a partner to the "crime of expulsion" or did not act to prevent it has received or will...
  • ZAKA head hits Neturei-Karta rabbi

    03/12/2007 2:39:41 PM PDT · by US admirer · 28 replies · 601+ views
    THE JERUSALEM POST ^ | Mar. 12, 2007 | Staff
    Yehuda Meshi-Zahav, chairman of ZAKA and former operations officer for the Ultra-Orthodox community, hit the Jewish man who kissed Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, it was reported on Monday. The violent incident occurred last Friday in Poland during a mass visit of Orthodox Jews to the country in order to honor Hassidic Rabbi Elimelech of Lizhensk. When the visitors arrived at Lizhensk on Friday morning, they heard that Moshe Arye Freedman, a member of the fanatic anti-Israel group Neturei Karta, was present as well. Freedman recently made headlines when he was photographed kissing Ahmadinejad during the Holocaust denial conference in Teheran...