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  • Thousands of Charedim protest in Lower Manhattan

    June 10, 2013 | 7:24 am

    Until now, the primary storyline of the religious-secular battles in Israel has been driven by Women of the Wall, the activist group that, with their monthly prayer meetings at Jerusalem’s Western Wall, have brought more attention to the quest for religious equality in Israel than...

  • Thousands protest in Jerusalem against haredi draft

    May 17, 2013 | 7:56 am

    Thousands of haredi Orthodox Israelis protested in Jerusalem against plans to enlist haredi men into the military.

    The protesters gathered Thursday night near the city’s military draft bureau to hear rabbis warn that army service would irreparably harm their way of life.

    ...
  • Barak orders haredi Orthodox conscription

    August 1, 2012 | 11:19 am

    Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak ordered the Israeli Defense Forces to draft haredi Orthodox men as it does other Jewish Israelis.

    Barak has allowed a month for officials to formulate regulations on haredi conscription, according to reports.

    The order came as the Tal Law, which...

  • Hitting activists is bad, but being unprofessional is worse

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 16, 2012 | 5:26 am

    It is a simple story really: an officer loses his head during a provocative demonstration ‎and hits a demonstrator with his rifle. Direct damage: the demonstrating activist is ‎hurt and hospitalized. Collateral damage: the officer is suspended. More collateral ‎damage: Israel’s...

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  • Israel Police on high alert ahead of Yom Kippur

    October 7, 2011 | 9:47 am

    Israel Police have been holding talks with Israeli Arab representatives in bid to diffuse tensions ahead of Yom Kippur, after the burning of an Upper-Galilee mosque earlier this week. Police hope that calm will be restored in time for Yom Kippur on Saturday.

    Security forces sealed...

  • Israeli army trains settlers to confront protests

    August 30, 2011 | 8:33 am

    Israel’s military has been training Jewish settler security units to cope with any eruption of Palestinian protests alongside a planned bid for statehood at the United Nations next month, settler and military officials said on Tuesday.

    Israel has long permitted settlers to carry...

  • In helping Palestinians, IDF paramedics defy stereotypes

    May 26, 2011 | 4:37 pm

    Yana Kisluk tosses her long ponytail over one shoulder and adjusts her M-16 over the other.

    The pretty 21-year-old, who wears diamond stud earrings and perfect eye makeup, looks like any other young Israeli doing her compulsory military service.

    As a paramedic in the Israel Defense...

  • Israel intercepts Jewish boat headed for Gaza

    September 28, 2010 | 11:21 am

    Israeli commandos peacefully intercepted a boat carrying Jewish activists who hoped to breach Israel’s embargo of the Gaza Strip.

    Israeli Navy boats blocked the Irene, which was carrying 10 passengers and crew, at about midday Tuesday and diverted the boat to Israel’s Ashdod...

  • Israeli soldiers allegedly looted flotilla ships

    August 19, 2010 | 9:27 am

    An Israeli officer and soldier are suspected of selling goods they confiscated from the Gaza flotilla after the May raid.

    Military police are investigating whether an officer sold items to another soldier that were confiscated from the flotilla ships while they were docked in...

  • Soldier passed info to Hezbollah, Israeli army says

    June 30, 2010 | 10:58 am

    An Israeli career soldier is suspected of passing sensitive military information to Hezbollah.

    According to a statement released Wednesday by the Israel Defense Forces, the officer passed on military-security information to Lebanese drug dealers connected to the terrorist group as...

  • The living dream

    By Robert David Jaffee

    January 24, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Artillery rounds launch from Nahal Sorek, an Israeli army base southwest of Jerusalem. The shells land with a series of distant, muted thuds. The artillery brigade, Amud Haesh, named for the torch of fire that carried Moses and the Israelites through the wilderness for 40 years, is...
  • Debate Rages on Gaza Pullout, Army

    By Leslie Susser

    January 6, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    As the scheduled start of Israel's Gaza withdrawal approaches, settler leaders are raising the specter of mass refusal by religious soldiers to carry out orders, and are warning of disastrous consequences for the Israeli army and society as a whole.

    But high-ranking Israel Defense...

  • In 2003, We Are STRONG

    By Michael Berenbaum

    December 4, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Item 1: I received a call the other day from a journalist employed by a respected Jewish magazine working on a story titled, "Is a Second Holocaust Brewing?"

    Item 2: Arthur Cohn, a well-respected and talented filmmaker repeated in The Jewish Journal and The Forward the canard first...

  • Israeli Savage

    By Dan Katzir

    August 28, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    "Did you ever kill anyone?" Lisa asks me.

    Our first date is painfully coming to an end, and after two hours of chemistry-less conversation, Lisa seems as reserved as she did the moment she walked into the restaurant. Like many Jewish girls I've met in this city, Lisa is wearing an...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    November 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Four Israelis Killed This Week

    At least two Israelis were killed and 32 injured by a Palestinian suicide bomber at a shopping center in the city of Kfar Saba on Nov. 4. Two infants were among those wounded after the bomber set off his explosives at an electronics store in...

  • The Way of No Way

    By Andrea Adelson

    August 1, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Drawn in part by the recent movie, "Enough," in which actress Jennifer Lopez uses Krav Maga to even the score against an abusive husband, a long-established Orange County class in self-defense is seeing a jump in popularity.

    Sessions in the self-defense training developed for the...