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  • Israeli religious leaders' theological responses to the US elections
    Written by on 15/11/2016
    Some days out after the US elections, we can now take a look and share with you an angle that has not been covered by the US media, including the Jewish media. Namely, the Israeli religious "angle," both prior to and immediately after the elections. Needless to say, Hiddush, which focuses solely on issues of religion and state in Israel, is not taking a stand on the merits of the campaigns, the desirability of the candidates, the election results, nor the plethora of political post-election reactions in Israel, mostly from settlers and right-wing political party leaders.

  • L'Chayim: Uri Regev - Coalition and Orthodox
    Written by on 11/06/2015
    Uri Regev, President & CEO of “Hiddush – For Freedom of Religion and Equality,” explains why PM Netanyahu's deals with ultra-Orthodox parties to win their coalition support hurts Israeli democracy and threatens American Jewry's relationship to Israel.

  • Overwhelming majority of voters STILL want Ultra-Orthodox Parties out of coalition
    Written by Uri Regev on 26/03/2015
    According to a March 24 poll conducted by Rafi Smith Polling Institute for Hiddush – Freedom of Religion in Israel, 62% of Israelis support a government without the ultra-Orthodox parties; 87% prefer that control of the Knesset Finance Committee be given to Kulanu, rather than United Torah Judaism (UTJ).

  • Overwhelming majority of voters STILL want Ultra-Orthodox Parties out of coalition
    Written by on 26/03/2015
    According to a March 24 poll conducted by Rafi Smith Polling Institute for Hiddush – Freedom of Religion in Israel, 62% of Israelis support a government without the ultra-Orthodox parties; 87% prefer that control of the Knesset Finance Committee be given to Kulanu, rather than United Torah Judaism (UTJ).

  • Justice Joubran asserts state funded school networks subject to Propaganda Law
    Written by on 04/03/2015
    Justice Joubran: "Common sense and reason cannot tolerate Shas’s legal interpretation, according to which a teacher could influence a student’s parents." Rabbi Regev: “This is an important precedent that will affect a host of educational networks and future elections campaigns. The mobilization of armies of teachers has been prohibited.”

  • USA Jews donate to Bibi's political campaign
    Written by on 22/12/2014
    In advance of the March 17th elections, Hiddush has turned to Justice Joubran, the Chair of the Central Elections Commission, urging him to take a strong stand against the ultra-Orthodox parties' manipulation of voters' religious beliefs... enough corruption already!

  • Ultra-Orthodox parties' history of voters' faith manipulation
    Written by on 22/12/2014
    Since 1988, the ultra-Orthodox parties have been promising rabbinic blessings, making threats and gifting "mystical" amulets to voters who commit to support them in the elections. The Knesset and the Supreme Court have set legal prohibitions against this, but the bribery and manipulation has continued.

  • Rabbi Blau, Stop threatening haredi women!
    Written by on 11/12/2014
    Rabbi Mordechai blau publicly threatened ultra-Orthodox women with terrible consequences against their families and livelihoods, should they choose to run for office. Hiddush respond swiftly by urging the Attorney General to investigage Rabbi Blau for extortion!

  • Prepare for the return of the ultra-Orthodox parties
    Written by Shahar Ilan on 11/12/2014
    A simple analysis shows that the only significant change between the current government and the next one will be a replacement of the center-right government by a government comprising the right and the ultra-Orthodox parties. The centrist Yesh Atid party, led by former Finance Minister Yair Lapid, and the small HaTenua party led by former Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, will be replaced by the United Torah Judaism party and Shas.

  • Voters Respond: Ultra-Orthodox Parties - in or out?
    Written by on 09/12/2014
    Rabbi Uri Regev discusses the results of the latest Rafi Smith Institute Poll, and the role of the undecided voters in the upcoming March 17 elections.

  • Overwhelming majority of voters want Ultra-Orthodox Parties out of coalition
    Written by Uri Regev on 09/12/2014
    According to a December 3 poll, 62% of Israeli voters do not want the ultra-Orthodox parties in the next government, and 74% do not want to increase public funding for yeshivas. But most importantly: how will the undecided voters sway the upcoming March 17 elections?

  • Majority of public opposed to including haredi parties in new government
    Written by on 08/12/2014
    The poll was conducted last week on a sample of 500 respondents representing a statistical sample of the adult population and published over the weekend.

  • Voters Respond: Ultra-Orthodox Parties - in or out?
    Written by on 08/12/2014
    Our most recent poll indicates that 62% of voters do not want either of the ultra-Orthodox parties in the next government coalition, and 74% do not want to increase funding for yeshivas. But the big question is - who will the undecided voters choose on March 17?

  • Giving Tuesday: Give Israel a Chance
    Written by on 02/12/2014
    Netanyahu dissolved his government coalition and called for new elections in March 2014. His likely partners in the next coalition will be the ultra-Orthodox parties. Still, two-thirds of Israelis oppose this unholy union. Please support Hiddush so that we can continue the urgent fight for religious freedom.

  • Jerusalem Chief Rabbis - Why were they elected?
    Written by on 23/10/2014
    After the elections for chief rabbis of Jerusalem, all that remains is to hope that the new Chief Rabbis not cause lasting damage to Judaism and the residents of Jerusalem.

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