From Arab village to yeshiva thanks to Facebook

Daniel only discovered Jewish roots at age 18, persecuted by family until fleeing Jabel Mukaber neighborhood when one post changed his life.In cooperation with Lehava, 7/17/2018, 5:04 PM

'Supreme Court takes its cues from the Reform Movement'

Lehava Chairman Bentzi Gopstein boycotts today's hearing on Reform petition demanding his indictment; 'I'm not going to play this game.'Mordechai Sones, 3/14/2018, 1:30 PM

'Thanks to the arrest we were able to help more girls'

Cofounder of anti-assimilation group says organization received spike in calls after her husband's arrest.Eliran Aharon, 10/24/2017, 2:47 PM

'Detention of Lehava activists a situation which will explode'

Court orders release of 2 minors arrested in raids on Lehava activists. 'State says leftists doing the same thing is freedom of speech.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/23/2017, 5:26 PM

Lehava leader released to house arrest

'A baseless arrest designed only to placate the Reform movement.' Anti-assimilation activist freed to house arrest.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/22/2017, 9:27 PM

'The state is doing the bidding of the Reform Movement'

Wife of anti-assimilation activist slams police, 'pro-Reform' government. 'Not intermarrying is more important than love.'David Rosenberg, 10/22/2017, 6:55 PM

Arrested Lehava activists released

Dozens of activists arrested this morning released at police station, but Lehava Chairman to be brought to hearing later today.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/22/2017, 1:24 PM

'This arrest is to please the Supreme Court and Haaretz'

Attorney Itamar Ben Gvir reacts to the arrest of Lehava activists on suspicions that they 'threatened Arabs.'Tzvi Lev, 10/22/2017, 10:32 AM

Head of anti-assimilation organization arrested

Police raid homes and arrest activists of Lehava organization on suspicion of 'threats.' Lehava attorney: Police have ulterior motives.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/22/2017, 8:35 AM

Between Judaism and Islam: The saga of Noy Sheetrit

24-year-old Jewish woman's conversion to Islam on the Temple Mount - then return to Judaism - raises questions of assimilation in Israel.David Rosenberg, 9/25/2017, 12:48 PM

'You would never hold a gay parade in an Arab town'

Protesters slam Jerusalem gay parade, call for organizers to 'show respect' for city's residents.Hezki Baruch, 8/3/2017, 7:08 PM

'I'm going to kill every Jew'

Muhammad Kharoff says he killed Michal Halimi to pressure Israel to free terrorists, denies romantic relationship with her.Hezki Baruch, 8/2/2017, 12:01 PM

'The people expect vengeance'

Right-wing activists demonstrate in front of Prime Minister's Office, demand harsh response to massacre in Halamish.Eliran Aharon, 7/23/2017, 10:52 PM

From living with an Arab to anti-assimilation activist

The story of Coral Ben-Shabbat, the innocent girl who fell in love with an Arab and, several years later, joined the Lehava group.Eliran Aharon, 3/16/2017, 11:39 AM

'Amiram Goldblum is an evil man and an enemy of Israel'

Head of Lehava organization responds to attacks of professor who called him 'a neo-Nazi.'Eliran Aharon, 3/2/2017, 4:29 PM

'We don't want traitors in Jerusalem'

City councillors and Lehava members demonstrate against Breaking the Silence lecture taking place at Jerusalem art gallery.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/8/2017, 9:58 PM

Lehava activist: Murder of Tehilla Nagar an act of terrorism

Lehava Chairman claims police want 'to suppress nationalist murder'; portray killing as violent spat between Tehilla and Arab boyfriend.Orly Harari, 1/18/2017, 2:03 PM

Arab father to Lehava: Save my daughter from her Jewish suitor

Anti-assimilation group receives urgent request from Arab man hoping to prevent his daughter from marrying a Jew.David Rosenberg, 12/9/2016, 8:24 AM

'Why is the government encouraging intermarriage in Israel?'

Anti-assimilation group slams report on gov't-sanctioned 'meetings' between Jewish youth and Arab students.David Rosenberg, 11/30/2016, 10:20 AM

Leftists and Reform Jews protest against anti-assimilation group

Leftist and Reform activists protested against right-wing Lehava's goals and activities.Hezki Baruch, 9/23/2016, 3:12 PM

'The police beat him because of left-wing incitement'

Leader of anti-assimilation group hospitalized after being beaten by police following his arrest.David Rosenberg, 9/22/2016, 10:48 PM

Anti-assimilation group crashes Christian conference

Lehava chief arrested as dozens of activists break into conference featuring Christian missionaries.Hezki Baruch, 9/22/2016, 9:28 PM

Left-wingers to demonstrate against anti-assimilation group

Left-wing groups to demonstrate Thursday against Lehava's activities which 'spread fear and hatred to banish Arabs from central Jerusalem.'Yoel Domb, 9/22/2016, 3:54 PM

Police to compensate Temple Mount activist for illegal search

Benzi Gopstein, head of Lehava organization and two activists will receive 30000 NIS from police due to illegal search performed on them.Reut Hadar, 9/12/2016, 10:30 PM

Anti-assimilation camp completes fifth summer session

"The goal of the camp is to raise youth with Jewish pride who will know how to defend themselves and their brothers."Shimon Cohen, 8/30/2016, 8:15 AM

'Missionary work in Israel a silent Holocaust'

Lehava activists protest missionary event in Jerusalem.Eliran Aharon, 8/26/2016, 8:18 AM

Watch:'Gay marchers aim to destroy Judaism'

Ex-MK Marzel joined Lehava today in protesting the gay pride parade, explains motives to Arutz Sheva.Rachel Kaplan, 7/21/2016, 7:47 PM

Protesters arrested at gay pride parade

Border Police arrived in force today to enforce order at Bentzi Gopstein's gay pride counter-protest.Rachel Kaplan, 7/21/2016, 6:04 PM

'Watch out for your mothers' as missionaries become more bold

Bentzi Gopstein relates how he stopped missionaries from converting 50 Jews over Shabbat.Eliran Aharon, 6/21/2016, 8:33 AM

Lehava disrupts Christian conversion ceremony

Activists, including leader Bentzi Gopstein, disrupt baptisms in Rishon Leziyon, saving six Jews.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/18/2016, 10:42 PM

Rishon Leziyon: Missionaries to hold conversions over Shabbat

Lehava, Yad Leachim to join hundreds of protesters in demonstration against Christian conversions this Shabbat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/17/2016, 12:28 PM

Police 'illegally' distance activists from Jerusalem

Police try to keep activists who opposed missionaries out of Old City on Jerusalem Day, showing 'cops need civil rights courses.'Shomo Pyotrkovsky, 6/5/2016, 8:37 PM

Jerusalem Light Festival hijacked by missionaries?

Anti-assimilation group blocks entrance to Christ Church in central Old City, after Jews were tricked into entering by light display.Benny Tocker, 6/3/2016, 8:00 AM

Ex-MK, right-wing activists burn PLO flag in front of IDF HQ

After IDF soldiers jailed for burning PLO flag, rightwing activists hold demonstration in front of IDF HQ, burn PLO flag.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/14/2016, 8:47 PM

Lehava head Gopshtain exonerated of assaulting far-leftists

Anti-assimilation activist had been accused of assaulting Ezra Nawi, other extremists, who infiltrated Jewish community in Hevron.David Rosenberg, 4/10/2016, 12:18 PM

Guard arrested after contacting anti-assimilation group

Female security guard arrested and released to house arrest on suspicion she contacted anti-assimilation group Lehava.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/7/2016, 9:55 PM

Officer indicted passing info to anti-assimilation group

Border Police officer indicted giving details of Jewish girls traveling with Arabs to Lehava; 'should be honored for caring about sisters.'Ido Ben-Porat, 2/3/2016, 2:07 PM

Calls to arrest campaigner who branded missionaries 'vampires'

Left-wing activists claim Lehava leader Bentzi Gopshtain called all Christians 'vampires' in article calling to ban Christmas.Ari Soffer, 12/22/2015, 4:00 PM

Lehava protests Jerusalem Christmas fair

Anti-assimilation activists denounce YMCA fair as attempt to steal Jewish souls.Matt Wanderman, 11/29/2015, 9:42 PM

'Did you come to Israel to make it Soviet?'

Anti-assimilation head urges ex-Prisoner of Zion Edelstein to do soul searching and fight for the Jewish state, following his call to ban.Orli Harari, 11/11/2015, 7:30 PM

Knesset Speaker joins calls to ban anti-assimilation group

Edelstein says Gopshtain's group 'should be declared what it should be declared'; Gopshtain isn't 'worthy' of being in Knesset.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/10/2015, 6:40 PM

Leftists blast Gopshtain: 'the foreskin of the Jewish KKK'

Watch: Leftists asked for debate on outlawing anti-assimilation group Lehava, but run amok when they see its leader in the room.Gil Ronen, 11/10/2015, 3:31 PM

'Lehava Has Anti-Assimilation Groups in All the Secular Schools'

Activist explains his group present in all J'lem schools, including Torah classes in secular ones; 'media against us, but the youth is for.'Benny Toker, 8/26/2015, 10:27 AM

Lehava Director Summoned for Police Questioning

Judea-Samaria police succumbs to Vatican pressure, summons anti-assimilation leader over comments regarding burning churches.Ornit Etzer, 8/11/2015, 11:48 AM

Vatican to Israel: Arrest Activist for Citing Maimonides

Lehava director Gopshtain targeted in Vatican letter to attorney general, after claiming Jewish law calls to burn churches.Ari Yashar, 8/9/2015, 5:04 PM

Vindicated Anti-Assimilation Head Urges Govt. to Join Him

After ISA admits Lehava is legal, director calls for state to help fight assimilation - and to invest time in targeting actual terror.Yedidya Ben-Or, 8/4/2015, 7:01 PM

ISA Admits: Lehava Perfectly Legal

Shin Bet concedes that there is 'not sufficient evidence' to declare the anti-assimilation organization as 'unlawful.'Reut Hadar, 8/4/2015, 11:04 AM

'Blame the Police for Gay Stabbing, Not Legal Protesters'

Leader of Lehava group answers Labor leader's call to label his group 'terrorist' just because it demonstrated against the gay parade.Eliran Aharon, 8/3/2015, 9:43 AM

Herzog: Label Anti-Assimilation Lehava a 'Terror Group'

Opposition chair calls to outlaw nationalist 'Jewish terror' groups; Lehava director responds: 'Herzog fights Jews, not enemies of Israel.'Hezki Baruch, 8/1/2015, 10:13 PM

Massive Missionary Conference in the Heart of Jerusalem

Anti-assimilation group Lehava calls for public protest Wednesday outside 3-day missionary event in municipally owned compound.Reut Hadar, 7/7/2015, 6:41 PM

Women Urged: 'Don't Go Out with Mahmoud'

Anti-assimilation activists hand out sweets to Jewish women and girls at bars, appealing to their 'pure Jewish soul.'Ornit Atzar, 6/28/2015, 7:08 PM

'The State Funds Enemies of Israel, Not Defenders of Israel'

Nationalist activist notes paradox as national service directorate gives funds to radical leftist NGOs defaming Israel but not Lehava.Benny Toker, 6/26/2015, 3:24 PM

Non-Jewish Staff Harassed Jewish Women Praying in Meron

Lehava anti-assimilation group describes how it stopped ushers harassing Jewish women at Rashbi's tomb on Lag B'Omer.Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar, 5/7/2015, 5:53 PM

Independence Day Protest against Arab Torch Lighter Cancelled

Lehava says due to police distancing and speech ban, it will not hold protest of Lucy Aharish lighting torch - but will find another way.Ari Yashar, 4/22/2015, 2:37 PM

'Why Let an Anti-Zionist Arab Light Independence Day Torch?'

Police set severe limitations on Lehava group's protest against Arab torch lighter, set to occur during national ceremony.Shlomo Pyotrkovsky, Ari Yashar, 4/20/2015, 9:13 AM

'I'm Ready to Sit in Jail to Save Jews'

Gopshtain tells Arutz Sheva that police indictment threat doesn't intimidate him, as his work to fight assimilation continues full force.Benny Toker, Ari Yashar, 3/25/2015, 5:59 PM

Police Re-Opening Incitement Investigation Against Lehava Head

Israel Police planning on prosecuting activist Bentzi Gopshtain for 'racism' - despite previous ruling clearing him of those charges.Tova Dvorin, 3/25/2015, 11:09 AM