Liberman lobbying top politicos to support Moshe Leon

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, a key Leon backer, lobbies senior haredi politicos to support Leon in Jerusalem runoff.Tzvi Lev, 11/3/2018, 8:05 PM

Police arrest nine haredim during anti-draft protest

Yerushalmi Faction takes to the streets. Police arrest nine and are using crowd dispersal means to disperse clash.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/1/2018, 8:22 PM

Extremist haredi protesters to shut down Bnei Brak on Thursday

Yerushalmi Faction launches fresh wave of riots over yeshiva student arrested for draft dodging.Tzvi Lev, 11/1/2018, 4:02 PM

Defeated Beit Shemesh mayor concedes mayoral race

Following shock defeat to National-Religious candidate Aliza Bloch, Beit Shemesh Mayor Moshe Abutbul thanks supporters, may leave politics.Tzvi Lev, 11/1/2018, 2:38 PM

Yerushalmi Faction to launch Shabbat protests

Radical anti-draft haredi group vows to launch wave of protests after plainclothes policemen arrest faction member for draft dodging.Tzvi Lev, 10/25/2018, 6:28 PM

Did J'lem mayoral candidate trade draft bill for haredi support?

Recording suggests mayoral candidate Moshe Leon got haredi support in exchange for Liberman giving Draft Law go-ahead.Tzvi Lev, 10/25/2018, 5:45 PM

Did IDF officer open fire in Meah Sharim?

IDF, police release conflicting reports on whether IDF officer injured by mob of rioters in haredi neighborhood fired shots.David Rosenberg, 10/22/2018, 9:54 AM

Aryeh Deri infuriated: 'They stole the elections'

Shas leader goes on the attack after haredi infighting disqualifies leading Shas mayoral candidate in Elad.Tzvi Lev, 10/19/2018, 10:20 AM

'He wanted to sanctify God's name with music'

Victim of deadly hit-and-run by Spanish report identified as haredi pianist Haim Tukachinsky.David Rosenberg, 9/25/2018, 1:54 PM

Attacks on Hasidic women continue over Rosh Hashanah

Members of Hasidic sect in central Israel say they are pelted with eggs every Shabbat and holiday. 'It's a terrifying experience.'David Rosenberg, 9/12/2018, 1:46 PM

J'lem mayoral candidate forced out of neighborhood

Haredi candidate for mayor of Jerusalem says he 'fears for his life', was forced to abandon apartment following harassment by Neturei Karta.David Rosenberg, 9/7/2018, 8:41 AM

Likud MK to haredi lawmakers: Recognize non-Orthodox movements

Coalition MK calls on haredi leaders to recognize other 'streams' of Judaism. 'This is their state too.'Benny Toker, 9/6/2018, 10:59 PM

Watch: Violence in elite haredi Yeshiva continues

Police make arrests in Ponovezh Yeshiva's study hall after internal violence spirals out of control.Tzvi Lev, 9/3/2018, 9:52 AM

'Yeshiva stabber' to be charged with attempted murder

Student in Kiryat Sefer yeshiva who stabbed fellow student to be charged with attempted murder, police announce.David Rosenberg, 9/2/2018, 9:18 PM

Kashrut supervisor caught smuggling 28 liters of date rape drug

Police foil massive shipment of date rape drug concealed in water jugs. Police: 'This was a huge quantity of high dangerous material.'Tzvi Lev, 8/30/2018, 9:04 PM

Watch: Mass brawl rips through Ponovezh Yeshiva

Tables and bookholders fly, as rival factions in flagship Lithuanian Yeshiva fight violent turf war over main study hall.Tzvi Lev, 8/30/2018, 2:55 PM

Haredi stabber sent for psychiatric evaluation

Court orders psychiatric evaluation for the haredi yeshiva student who stabbed study partner during Torah discussion.Tzvi Lev, 8/27/2018, 9:21 PM

1 seriously wounded in stabbing in Kiryat Sefer yeshiva

17-year-old stabbed during apparent brawl in yeshiva in Modiin Illit's Kiryat Sefer neighborhood in southwestern Samaria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/26/2018, 3:28 PM

Netanyahu refuses coalition with haredi break-off faction

As Draft Law dispute threatens to topple government, prime minister rejects coalition with Degel Hatorah.Tzvi Lev, 8/13/2018, 11:05 AM

Inter-haredi rivalry in Bet Shemesh shows signs of reaching end

Signs of agreement in marathon talks between Lithuanian and Sephardic haredi parties over who controls Bet Shemesh.Tzvi Lev, 8/9/2018, 10:21 PM

Radical haredi faction to sue police over foul smelling spray

Yerushalmi Faction says new police policy of individual targeting radicals with foul smelling 'skunk' spray violates the law.Tzvi Lev, 8/9/2018, 9:06 PM

Yerushalmi Faction launching fresh wave of riots

Extremist group says it will renew demonstrations on Monday to protest the arrest of an AWOL haredi yeshiva student.Tzvi Lev, 8/5/2018, 6:54 PM

Diaspora Jews buying Shabbat-violating businesses?

Jerusalem's Chief Rabbi says Jews from overseas buying Shabbat-violating bussiness in order to force shutdown on Jewish day of rest.Tzvi Lev, 7/30/2018, 1:27 PM

Peleg Yerushalmi claims they don't oppose Israel, Zionism

Radical Haredi sect takes moderate approach in missive to Education Ministry, claims mainstream haredim more extreme.Tzvi Lev, 7/26/2018, 10:47 PM

Haredi man arrested for defacing Rachel Azaria's campaign signs

The female candidate for mayor of Jerusalem has had campaign billboards repeatedly vandalized.Tzvi Lev, 7/26/2018, 8:44 PM

Bnei Brak escalating feud with Givat Shmuel?

Haredi city's computerized system refuses tickets to petting zoo for non-city members. Move comes after Givat Shmuel restricted park access.Tzvi Lev, 7/23/2018, 2:41 PM

Jerusalem to get a haredi mayor?

Haredi decision making body clears Yossi Deitch to run for mayor of Jerusalem. Observers say crowded race makes him the clear favorite.Tzvi Lev, 7/23/2018, 11:47 AM

LGBT activists declare war on Deputy Health Minister Litzman

'If you continue to oppress us, we will come at you in Bnei Brak. We're sick of being quiet and humiliated.'Tzvi Lev, 7/23/2018, 9:38 AM

Anti-draft demonstrators plan mass protests in J'lem, Bnei Brak

Yerushalmi Faction takes to the streets over expected passage of Draft Law. Rally expected to paralyze Bnei Brak, Jerusalem.Tzvi Lev, 7/19/2018, 4:53 PM

Watch: Teen flees haredi extremists in Beit Shemesh

'I fled because they wanted to kill me,' says teenage girl filmed fleeing mob in Beit Shemesh. 'This is a small group of haredi radicals.'David Rosenberg, 7/18/2018, 12:01 PM

Haredi lawmaker issues ultimatum on draft law

Dep Minister Yaakov Litzman gives coalition 1 week to come up with fix for controversial draft law, vows to quit gov't if no solution found.David Rosenberg, 7/10/2018, 2:27 PM

Communist Joint List MK blasts anti-haredi 'racism'

Central Israeli town's decision to bar non-residents from park is 'racist' attempt to keep haredim out, claims communist lawmaker.David Rosenberg, 7/9/2018, 8:55 AM

Gov't ad agency to stop censoring pictures of women

Israel's Government Advertising Agency ends the practice of censoring advertisements of women after Reform movement complains.Tzvi Lev, 7/8/2018, 9:00 PM

Poll: Israelis back end to deferments for yeshiva students

Following passage of controversial haredi draft law, poll shows most Israeli Jews back drafting nearly all yeshiva students into IDF.David Rosenberg, 7/3/2018, 9:50 AM

'I don't want Arabs flying our F-16s'

Yesh Atid lawmaker defends plan to draft haredim - while leaving most of Arab population exempt from IDF service.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/2/2018, 11:57 AM

Pilot leaves cockpit urging women to change seats for haredi men

Austrian Airlines pilot leaves cockpit to press female passengers to move seats at behest of haredi men refusing to sit near women.JTA, 7/1/2018, 7:46 PM

Sephardic rabbis furious: 'They forged our signatures. Liars.'

Senior Sephardic rabbis enraged after anonymous notices bashing Draft Law has their signature affixed on it.Tzvi Lev, 7/1/2018, 9:42 PM

EL AL: Don't want to sit next to women? Don't fly

Israel's national airline responds to criticism after report that 4 haredi men refused to sit next to women on New York to Israel flight.David Rosenberg, 6/26/2018, 10:29 AM

Chief Rabbi: 'Edah's ban on Ethiopian employees is pure racism'

Sephardic Chief Rabbi blasts decision by prominent haredi court to ban Ethiopian Jews from wine production.David Rosenberg, 6/26/2018, 9:10 AM

Bennett: Mass draft of haredim by force could backfire

Education Minister takes swipe at latest draft law aimed at yeshiva students, says haredi enlistment numbers rising even without new law.David Rosenberg, 6/25/2018, 9:58 AM

Haredi draft law to be voted on next week

PM announces plans to vote on contentious draft law, says details of bill will be worked out only after preliminary vote.David Rosenberg, 6/24/2018, 4:03 PM

'Back haredi draft law - or we'll dismantle the government'

Coalition chairman demands haredi lawmakers get behind proposed draft law, threatening new elections if haredi MKs don't support proposal.David Rosenberg, 6/19/2018, 9:58 AM

Labor vows to vote down haredi draft law

Avi Gabbay says his party will oppose any law which does not 'share the burden' of military service equally.David Rosenberg, 6/18/2018, 2:59 PM

Yeshiva student in serious condition after Catskills crash

Car flips over in Catskills, injuring students from Satmar yeshiva. One student in serious condition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/15/2018, 10:53 AM

Haredi youths arrested for stone-throwing attacks on Arabs

Youths suspected of multiple stone-throwing attacks on Arab cars, buses in Jerusalem in recent weeks.David Rosenberg, 6/11/2018, 8:16 AM

Nobel Prize winner: Haredi education - worse than in Iran

According to Professor Dan Shechtman, subpar haredi education system threatens Israel's future.Tzvi Lev, 6/10/2018, 4:21 PM

'If he comes home at 4 in the morning, leave him two cookies'

Haredi rabbi details his community's new approach to dealing with children and teens who are no longer religious.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/4/2018, 10:06 AM

'There is no future for Orthodox Jews in the UK'

Hasidic leader in London says government demands that Jewish schools teach about gay marriage will force Orthodox Jews to leave Britain.David Rosenberg, 6/1/2018, 8:45 AM

'No right for haredi-dominated town to exist in Negev'

Yesh Atid politician serving as mayor of southern Israel city stokes fears of Hasidic immigration into community.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/28/2018, 12:13 PM

Police investigate haredi group over anti-IDF street performance

Edah Haharedit reportedly organized street performance in which children were encouraged to hurl fruit at actor dressed as IDF soldier.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/24/2018, 10:55 PM

Hassidic leader: The state has no right to call itself 'Israel'

Vizhnitz Grand Rabbi says Israel not a Jewish state after Giro d'Italia bike race caused widespread mass public Shabbat desecration.Tzvi Lev, 5/10/2018, 7:46 PM

Haredi businessmen are threatening yeshiva deans, says rabbi

Sephardic-haredi rabbi says prominent religious businessmen demanding yeshiva deans not criticize IDF service in talks with their students.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/7/2018, 8:45 AM

Yated Ne'eman: 'Haredim have nothing to celebrate'

Major haredi daily comes out in opposition to Yom Ha'atzmaut, says original leaders of Israel denied God and did not support Torah learning.Tzvi Lev, 4/19/2018, 2:57 PM

Haredi rivalry in Beit Shemesh?

Sephardic Shas party anxiously awaits decision by UTJ counterparts whether to run own candidate for Beit Shemesh mayoral elections.Tzvi Lev, 4/12/2018, 4:54 PM

Police rescue IDF soldier from haredi anti-draft extremists

Police rush to extricate haredi IDF soldier from the extremist mob in Jerusalem's Meah Shearim neighborhood.Tzvi Lev, 4/8/2018, 6:15 PM

28 arrested as haredi demonstrators block roads in Bnei Brak

Yerushalmi Faction protesters take to the streets to condemn arrest of haredi draft dodger. Highway 4 blocked as part of protests.David Rosenberg, 3/22/2018, 8:13 PM

Yerushalmi Faction to shut down Bnei Brak roads Monday

Extremist anti-draft haredi group plans follow-up demonstration in Bnei Brak, after group shut down traffic in Jerusalem last week.David Rosenberg, 3/12/2018, 1:24 PM