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Chaim Weizmann's warning

Chaim Weizmann's warning

Chaim Weizman, Israel’s first president, warned in 1949 of the impending culture clash that would face the State of Israel: “We must have a clear line of demarcation between legitimate religious aspirations and the duty of the State towards preserving such aspirations on the one hand, and on the other hand the lust for power which is sometimes exhibited by pseudo-religious groups”.

US State Department warns tourists against “immodest dress”

US State Department warns tourists against “immodest dress”

Updated travel guidelines from the US State Department reflect growing concern about violence against women for their dress.

What was Eli Yishai thinking?

What was Eli Yishai thinking?

Eli Yishai's recent comparison of the Six Day War and the Second Lebanon War were not only offensive, they were just plain incorrect.

Yishai: Six Day War a success because soldiers “raised their eyes to G-d”

Yishai: Six Day War a success because soldiers “raised their eyes to G-d”

Interior Ministry Eli Yishai says the difference between the Second Lebanon War and the Six Day War was the faith of the soldiers

Israeli teens speak out against draft evasion

Israeli teens speak out against draft evasion

In a recent Facebook group, over 2000 high school seniors have signed a letter condemning governmental policy that exempts ultra-Orthodox from the draft, and demand change

Human Rights Day in Israel

Human Rights Day in Israel

As we reflect on Human Rights Day, we are reminded of the dire need of Israel to acknowledge its failure in ensuring those promised in both the International Declaration of Human Rights and the Declaration of Independence of Israel itself.

Tzohar Rabbis Disingenuous In Their Campaign

Tzohar Rabbis Disingenuous In Their Campaign

Tzohar’s “victory for the Jewish People” is not in keeping with the pluralistic reality of the Jewish community in the United States from whom they have requested support.

Comparative Religion State Index

Comparative Religion State Index

The Israel Democracy Index of 2011 ranks Israel alongside Saudi Arabia, China and Syria in religious freedoms, giving a grade of "0" See the Israel Democracy Institute's entire 2011 study here

Israel 2021 Conference Confronts Ultra-Orthodox Workplace Integration

Israel 2021 Conference Confronts Ultra-Orthodox Workplace Integration

Although not part of the scheduled program, many speakers at the Israel 2021 conference sponsored by The Marker newspaper emphasized the necessity of ultra-Orthodox integration into the workforce as a means of socio-economic stability for the country as a whole.

Signs in Mea She’arim: “No Entry for Men in Uniform.”

Signs in Mea She’arim: “No Entry for Men in Uniform.”

Ultra-Orthodox wall ads blatantly express their distaste for soldiers. On Haredi site “Kikar Shabbat,” new ads are dubbed “new low for Mea She’arim.”

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