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'Jerusalem Faction' activists clash with police

Haredi movement protests arrest of student who failed to report to recruitment center to receive his IDF deferment.

'Jerusalem Faction' activists clash with police

Yeshiva student arrested, haredim threaten protests

The Jerusalem Faction is threatening to launch massive protests after a student at the Ponovitz Yeshiva was arrested for desertion.

Yeshiva student arrested, haredim threaten protests

Hardline haredi faction sends Attorney General cake and letter

The Jerusalem Faction thanked Attorney General Gali Baharav-Miara for her stance supporting protesters who block roads.

Hardline haredi faction sends Attorney General cake and letter

Elderly couple knocked to the ground by anti-riot water cannon

In footage posted to Twitter the water cannon can be seen spraying the elderly woman in the head, causing her and her husband to fall

Elderly couple knocked to the ground by anti-riot water cannon

Students beat rabbi in Ponevezh Yeshiva

Students from Jerusalem Faction attack son of Rosh Yeshiva in middle of study hall. leading to his hospitalization.

Students beat rabbi in Ponevezh Yeshiva

IDF general attacked by haredi demonstrators

Demonstrators from the 'Jerusalem Faction' surround car of General Yoel Strick

IDF general attacked by haredi demonstrators

Calling all Jews: It is a time for understanding, not finger pointing

Calling all Jews: It is a time for understanding, not finger pointing 

Why tens of thousands of haredim won't be voting in the election

Anti-draft Yerushalmi Faction calls on supporters not to participate in this week's election. How many seats will that cost haredi bloc?

Why tens of thousands of haredim won't be voting in the election

Haredi draft opponents gear up for protest rally

'Yerushalmi Faction' plans major protest after haredi draft dodger's arrest extended.

Haredi draft opponents gear up for protest rally

Yerushalmi Faction vs. Bnei Brak over synagogue in public area

Bnei Brak wants to evacuate synagogue, promising alternate structure, but Yerushalmi Faction threatens action against evacuation.

Yerushalmi Faction vs. Bnei Brak over synagogue in public area

The secret agreement between police and haredi extremists

Report: Extremist Yerushalmi Faction agrees not to hold rallies in Jerusalem if police don't hand over detainees to military police.

The secret agreement between police and haredi extremists

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.

Police arrest nine haredim during anti-draft protest

Extremist haredi protesters to shut down Bnei Brak on Thursday

Yerushalmi Faction launches fresh wave of riots over yeshiva student arrested for draft dodging.

Extremist haredi protesters to shut down Bnei Brak on Thursday

Hasidim attacked for becoming lawyers

Four Belz Hasidim become lawyers with encouragement of Belzer Rebbe; 'Jerusalem Faction' attacks: 'Academic apostasy has ruined many'.

Hasidim attacked for becoming lawyers

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.

Radical haredi faction to sue police over foul smelling spray

Police arrest 37 extremists

Jerusalem Faction extremists block central Jerusalem intersection, police arrest 37 protesters.

Police arrest 37 extremists

Security around two haredi MKs to be increased

On background of Draft Law and Jerusalem Faction opposition, Knesset officer orders security reinforcement for haredi Knesset Members.

Security around two haredi MKs to be increased

Anti-draft radical chased out of top yeshiva with tear gas, eggs

Students at prominent Kol Torah yeshiva infuriated after Yerushalmi Faction member visits, chase him out with eggs and tear gas.

Anti-draft radical chased out of top yeshiva with tear gas, eggs

9 injured during haredi anti-draft riots

Hundreds protest against IDF draft office in Jerusalem, clashing with police as officers hurl stun grenades at rioters. 4 officers injured.

9 injured during haredi anti-draft riots

American Yerushalmi Faction agitator released from IDF jail

Aharon Bialah released from IDF prison after serving 20-day sentence for draft dodging. The arrest caused extremists to take to the streets.

American Yerushalmi Faction agitator released from IDF jail

Watch: Bus driver threatens protesters with gun

Haredi protesters block traffic in Jerusalem in protest against autopsy of infant who drowned in jacuzzi.

Watch: Bus driver threatens protesters with gun

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.

28 arrested as haredi demonstrators block roads in Bnei Brak

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.

Yerushalmi Faction to shut down Bnei Brak roads Monday

Yerushalmi Faction leader denies criticism of anti-draft rallies

Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach's brother stresses that he supports anti-IDF rallies after he was recorded expressing opposition.

Yerushalmi Faction leader denies criticism of anti-draft rallies

Haredi anti-draft radicals shut down Jerusalem streets

Anti-draft protesters launch first demonstration following death of Yerushalmi Faction leader.

Haredi anti-draft radicals shut down Jerusalem streets

Jerusalem Faction left leaderless after rabbi's death

The extremist Jerusalem Faction searches for a leader after Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach's sudden death.

Jerusalem Faction left leaderless after rabbi's death

'A great loss to the world of Torah'

MKs and government ministers eulogize Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach after he suddenly passed away on Saturday.

'A great loss to the world of Torah'

Extremist booted from Bnei Brak synagoge for harassing soldier

Haredi worshipers eject extremist harassing haredi soldier during evening prayers at Bnei Brak synagogue.

Extremist booted from Bnei Brak synagoge for harassing soldier

Police demolish illegal Yerushalmi Faction synagogue

Police drag out worshipers holed up in illegal Jerusalem synagogue associated with the radical Yerushalmi Faction.

Police demolish illegal Yerushalmi Faction synagogue

US haredim compensating Yerushalmi Faction for damaged clothes

Jewish anti-Zionists in US pay for new clothes for radical Yerushalmi Faction members sprayed by police 'Skunk' device at anti-IDF protests.

US haredim compensating Yerushalmi Faction for damaged clothes

Former haredi soldier confronts leader of Yerushalmi Faction

Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach, leader of the Yerushalmi Faction responsible for mass demonstrations, confronted by haredi man who served in the IDF.

Former haredi soldier confronts leader of Yerushalmi Faction

Arrested anti-draft protesters refuse to wear prison clothes

Jerusalem Faction haredim whose protests land them in prison rebel, refusing to wear prison clothes.

Arrested anti-draft protesters refuse to wear prison clothes

Jerusalem Faction demonstions cause mass inconvenience

Calls to Jerusalem mayor to wake up, 'People are stuck for hours on way home, there are no buses; city paralyzed.'

Jerusalem Faction demonstions cause mass inconvenience

35 arrested as protesters block Jerusalem roads, light rail

Watch: Anti-draft demonstrators shut down major intersections in Jerusalem, block light rail train.

35 arrested as protesters block Jerusalem roads, light rail

'Yerushalmi Faction' to resume protests

On leader's instruction, group to protest in J'lem streets today over arrest of 12 who failed to show up at enlistment offices.

'Yerushalmi Faction' to resume protests

20 arrested as haredi protesters shut down Jerusalem light rail

Hundreds of anti-draft demonstrators take to the streets in Jerusalem and Bnei Brak, blocking traffic. At least 20 arrested thus far.

20 arrested as haredi protesters shut down Jerusalem light rail

'I'm afraid to drive through haredi neighborhoods'

Egged bus driver describes attack by anti-draft radicals during protest last week.

'I'm afraid to drive through haredi neighborhoods'

'Anti-draft radicals look like us, but we're nothing like them'

Haredi MK blasts Yerushalmi Faction over anti-draft protests, says most haredi Jews opposed to radical group's behavior.

'Anti-draft radicals look like us, but we're nothing like them'

'Anti-draft radicals aren't human'

Head of Bnei Brak's Ponovezh Yeshiva joins growing list of haredi leaders openly condemning the radical Yerushalmi Faction.

'Anti-draft radicals aren't human'

Proposed law to strip anti-IDF, anti-draft schools of funding

Bill aims to remove funding from schools whose faculty incites against IDF or calls on students to evade army service.

Proposed law to strip anti-IDF, anti-draft schools of funding

Police: Haredim all look the same

After police mark haredi demonstrators with numbers, spokeswoman explains decision: 'They all look the same, we had no choice.'

Police: Haredim all look the same

'Anti-draft radicals are like ISIS'

Senior haredi rabbi compares radical haredi anti-draft group to ISIS terrorists. 'They could teach Nazi propagandists a thing or two.'

'Anti-draft radicals are like ISIS'

'Anti-draft protesters are reckless fools'

Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky blasts Yerushalmi Faction over wave of anti-draft protests: 'They're empty, foolish people who insult great rabbis.'

'Anti-draft protesters are reckless fools'

Man arrested for throwing pornography at haredi protesters

Police find suspect who attempted to provoke haredi anti-draft protesters in Jerusalem by throwing pornographic material at them.

Man arrested for throwing pornography at haredi protesters

120 arrested at anti-draft demonstrations

Anti-draft protesters riot, burn trash cans, and block roads in Jerusalem, Beit Shemesh, and Bnei Brak.

120 arrested at anti-draft demonstrations

Anti-draft protesters shut down Jerusalem roads, train service

Demonstrators from extremist Jerusalem Faction block major intersection, light rail, protesting arrest of draft dodgers.

Anti-draft protesters shut down Jerusalem roads, train service

Anti-draft demonstrators: We'd rather die than enlist

Anti-draft protesters block road near Modiin in today's 'day of rage.'

Anti-draft demonstrators: We'd rather die than enlist

'Jerusalem Faction' calls for 'day of rage' tomorrow

Following wave of arrests of draft-dodgers, Jerusalem Faction doesn't let up and declares tomorrow a 'day of rage.'

'Jerusalem Faction' calls for 'day of rage' tomorrow

Police: Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach behind anti-draft demonstrations

Police say leader of extreme Jerusalem Faction will be treated like any other citizen in response to illegal roadblocks in several cities.

Police: Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach behind anti-draft demonstrations

Haredim arrested for draft dodging at routine traffic stop

Police stopped two haredi men at a routine traffic stop and took them into custody after realizing they were listed as draft dodgers.

Haredim arrested for draft dodging at routine traffic stop

Radical haredi newspaper heads to be indicted for blackmail

Police allege that Hapeles newspaper heads deliberately harassed businesses in an attempt to force them to advertise with them.

Radical haredi newspaper heads to be indicted for blackmail

Government yanks advertising from controversial haredi newspaper

The Government Advertising Agency pulls ads from the Hapeles newspaper due to incitement against haredi IDF soldiers.

Government yanks advertising from controversial haredi newspaper

Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky expels haredi extremists from French Hill

Prominent haredi leader orders expulsion of 'Jerusalem Faction' members from French Hill neighborhood.

Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky expels haredi extremists from French Hill

'The rabbis are trying to silence us'

Leader of the Yerushalmi Faction laments that mainstream haredi leaders do not join him in protesting haredi enlistment in the IDF.

'The rabbis are trying to silence us'

Haredi extremists block main artery, MK Forer: 'hooligans'

Hundreds of Jerusalem Faction members demonstrate Thursday near Hadarim jail to protest arrest of army deserter. MK Forer: 'hooligans'.

Haredi extremists block main artery, MK Forer: 'hooligans'

Extremists call for death of officer over haredi enlistment

Haredi extremists place leaflets praying for the death of officer involved in haredi enlistment outside his parents' house.

Extremists call for death of officer over haredi enlistment

'Stay off the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway tonight''

Extremist haredi faction warns travelers to stay off Route 1, blocks roads in Jerusalem in protest against detention of draft dodgers.

'Stay off the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway tonight''

Indictments issued against Jerusalem Faction demonstrators

Jerusalem Prosecutor issues indictments and remand requests against four Jerusalem Faction demonstrators.

Indictments issued against Jerusalem Faction demonstrators

Haredi anti-draft activists claim victory after protests

Police won't transfer draft dodgers to military police, despite regulations to the contrary.

Haredi anti-draft activists claim victory after protests

Haredi anti-draft activists: The Torah tells us to protest

Extremist haredi faction calls fight against detention of draft dodgers 'war against Amalek.'

Haredi anti-draft activists: The Torah tells us to protest