Arab Israeli Conflict
Middle East News
Hi Tech News
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.
Have we just witnessed a major crack in the ultra-Orthodox edifice, or just temporary disruptions from a handful of extremists?
By TERRANCE MINTNER
Developments in Israeli society are leading to the disassociation of Zionism from secularism
By GOL KALEV
Even though military service is one of the most blatant threats to the ultra-Orthodox lifestyle, it has become a rather attractive channel for broad segments of the community.
By ASAF MALCHI
The fault lies with the High Court of Justice that continues to grant extensions.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
The lack of haredim in the IDF is a matter of national importance that has been on the political agenda of many governments and Knessets.
Strategically when you mix up two separate issues, you may be liable to lose on both sides.
By TANI FRANK
There is fear the new conscription bill could set Israel back, as haredim are able to once again postpone service, which has tended to be an indicator of integration into the economy.
An analysis of the much-debated haredi draft law.
By URI REGEV
Though many ultra-Orthodox politicians expressed outrage at the original publishing of this new bill, some view the proposal as a double achievement.
By GILAD MALACH
I turn to you with a request to rethink your positions and beg you to consider the following.
By NATHAN LOPES CARDOZO
Please insert a valid email address