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Peggy Cidor’s round-up of city affairs
As Haredim continue to defy legal rulings against modesty signs, many have begun to see Beit Shemesh as ‘the canary in the coal mine’ of Israel’s complicated secular-religious conflict.
Strong election showing of Shas and United Torah Judaism will lend the haredi parties heavy political clout in their demands for a High Court override bill and mass haredi exemptions from the army.
Lt.-Col. Nitai Okashi was commended for stopping Gazan terrorist with his bare hands in 2007.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
UTJ’s cooperation with the government is based on the agreement to protect the right of yeshiva students not to perform military service.
By JEREMY SHARON
Demonstrators are protesting against the Military Police intention to arrest an ultra-Orthodox teen girl that is held in the recruitment office.
By UDI SHAHAM
The compromises under discussion may not work in Israel’s explosive political environment.
Members of the Jerusalem Faction surrounded the deputy minster's car and threw eggs.
By LAHAV HARKOV
The "celebration" caused a major traffic jam on Highway 1 with commuters visibly frustrated about the congestion and blockage.
By ILANIT CHERNICK
“If the coalition leaders want to take [the compromise] to the end, they’re welcome to. If not, we’ll have an election. We won’t agree to a new crisis every month.”
They are protesting against the detention of a yeshiva student associated with the community.
At the heart of this political thriller lay a tragedy, the tragedy of ultra-Orthodoxy.
By AMOTZ ASA-EL
Haredi conscription has been an impossible political puzzle, and the coalition didn’t quite solve it last night.
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