Bentzi Gopshtain

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From living with an Arab to anti-assimilation activist

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, 16/03/2017 11:39
Arab father to Lehava: Save my daughter from her Jewish suitor

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, 09/12/2016 08:24
'Hang him in the town square'

'Hang him in the town square'

Lehava Chairman calls on Defense Minister to fulfill his promise of 'death to terrorists,' after Dafna Meir's murderer gets life sentence.Eliran Aharon, 04/11/2016 07:51
'Police beat him because of left-wing incitement'

'Police beat him because of left-wing incitement'

Leader of anti-assimilation group hospitalized after being beaten by police following his arrest.David Rosenberg, 22/09/2016 22:48
Anti-assimilation org crashes Christian conference

Anti-assimilation org crashes Christian conference

Lehava chief arrested as dozens of activists break into conference featuring Christian missionaries.Hezki Baruch, 22/09/2016 21:28
Jewish, Arab demonstrators face off

Jewish, Arab demonstrators face off

Israeli nationalists en route to Arab village face Arab protesters.Yoni Kempinski, 19/09/2016 13:22
Right-wing faction to protest in 'Ara

Right-wing faction to protest in 'Ara

After Dizengoff terrorist received aid from Arab village, right-wing activists protest lack of loyalty to Israel.Reut Hadar, 15/09/2016 21:11
'Missionary work in Israel a silent Holocaust'

'Missionary work in Israel a silent Holocaust'

Lehava activists protest missionary event in Jerusalem.Eliran Aharon, 26/08/2016 08:18
Jerusalem Light Festival hijacked by missionaries?

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, 03/06/2016 08:00
Police threaten Bentzi Gopshtain over soccer game

Police threaten Bentzi Gopshtain over soccer game

Lehava leader threatened with court proceedings if he 'breaks any law' or 'disturbs the peace' during Beitar Jerusalem game.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, 01/05/2016 13:51
Ex-MK, right-wing activists burn PLO flag

Ex-MK, right-wing activists burn PLO flag

After IDF soldiers jailed for burning PLO flag, rightwing activists hold demonstration in front of IDF HQ, burn PLO flag.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/04/2016 20:47
Lehava head Gopshtain acquitted of assaulting Nawi

Lehava head Gopshtain acquitted of assaulting Nawi

Anti-assimilation activist had been accused of assaulting Ezra Nawi, other extremists, who infiltrated Jewish community in Hevron.David Rosenberg, 10/04/2016 12:18
Police told: Investigate B'Tselem's 'coincidences'

Police told: Investigate B'Tselem's 'coincidences'

Police urged to probe activist who filmed soldier shooting injured terrorist, question how group is always at scene of attacks.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/03/2016 23:21
Arrested for contacting anti-assimilation group

Arrested for contacting anti-assimilation group

Female security guard arrested and released to house arrest on suspicion she contacted anti-assimilation group Lehava.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/03/2016 21:55
Officer indicted passing info to Lehava

Officer indicted passing info to Lehava

Border Police officer indicted giving details of Jewish girls traveling with Arabs to Lehava; 'should be honored for caring about sisters.'Ido Ben-Porat, 03/02/2016 14:07
Bentzi Gopshtain calls missionaries 'vampires'

Bentzi Gopshtain calls missionaries 'vampires'

Left-wing activists claim Lehava leader Bentzi Gopshtain called all Christians 'vampires' in article calling to ban Christmas.Ari Soffer, 22/12/2015 16:00
'Did you come to Israel to make it Soviet?'

'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 19:30
Knesset Speaker joins leftists against Lehava

Knesset Speaker joins leftists against Lehava

Edelstein says Gopshtain's group 'should be declared what it should be declared'; Gopshtain isn't 'worthy' of being in Knesset.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/11/2015 18:40
Leftists blast Gopshtain: 'foreskin of Jewish KKK'

Leftists blast Gopshtain: 'foreskin of 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, 10/11/2015 15:31
University calls off right-wing activist's lecture

University calls off right-wing activist's lecture

Emails between Bentzi Gopshtain and Ben Gurion official reveals univ. bowed to pressure, keeping Lehava director from speaking.Cynthia Blank, 05/11/2015 12:15
Police Use Force to Block Protest March to Kotel

Police Use Force to Block Protest March to Kotel

Street blocked by hundreds of protesters demanding end to terror, police refuse march, arrest 5 protesters claiming clashes.Ido Ben-Porat, 08/10/2015 23:06
Jerusalem Protests: Stop 'Abandoning Jewish Blood'

Jerusalem Protests: Stop 'Abandoning Jewish Blood'

Hundreds of protesters chant 'the people demand revenge,' as Samaria head calls on all to join his protest tent in front of PM Residence.Yoni Kempinski, 04/10/2015 00:10
Nationalist Activists Demand Rivlin Apologize

Nationalist Activists Demand Rivlin Apologize

Top activists approach presidential car, shout at Rivlin for saying 'my people chose terror.' Ben-Gvir: 'he can be president of Ramallah.'Hezki Baruch, 02/10/2015 14:07
Jews Who Survived Near-Lynch Return to Hevron

Jews Who Survived Near-Lynch Return to Hevron

Two of five US Jews who were attacked thank Arab man who saved them from Arab mob; nationalist vow: 'we'll teach them a lesson.'Yedidya Ben Or, 08/09/2015 12:00
'Anti-Assimilation Groups in All Secular Schools'

'Anti-Assimilation Groups in All 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, 26/08/2015 10:27
Haaretz Oped Calls to Attack Right-Wing Activist

Haaretz Oped Calls to Attack Right-Wing Activist

The way to deal with rightwingers like Bentzi Gopshtain, according to radical leftist Nissan Schorr, is to attack him with a baseball bat.Moshe Cohen, 13/08/2015 15:05
Lehava Director Summoned for Police Questioning

Lehava Director Summoned for Police Questioning

Judea-Samaria police succumbs to Vatican pressure, summons anti-assimilation leader over comments regarding burning churches.Ornit Etzer, 11/08/2015 11:48
Vatican: Arrest Activist for Citing Maimonides

Vatican: 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, 09/08/2015 17:04
Vindicated Anti-Assimilation Head Urges Govt. Help

Vindicated Anti-Assimilation Head Urges Govt. Help

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, 04/08/2015 19:01
ISA Admits: Lehava Perfectly Legal

ISA Admits: Lehava Perfectly Legal

Shin Bet concedes that there is 'not sufficient evidence' to declare the anti-assimilation organization as 'unlawful.'Reut Hadar, 04/08/2015 11:04
'Blame the Police for Gay Stabbing, Not Lehava'

'Blame the Police for Gay Stabbing, Not Lehava'

Leader of Lehava group answers Labor leader's call to label his group 'terrorist' just because it demonstrated against the gay parade.Eliran Aharon, 03/08/2015 09:43
Herzog: Anti-Assimilation Lehava a 'Terror Group'

Herzog: 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, 01/08/2015 22:13
Major Missionary Conference in Heart of Jerusalem

Major Missionary Conference in Heart of Jerusalem

Anti-assimilation group Lehava calls for public protest Wednesday outside 3-day missionary event in municipally owned compound.Reut Hadar, 07/07/2015 18:41
'The State Funds Its Enemies, Not Its Defenders'

'The State Funds Its Enemies, Not Its Defenders'

Nationalist activist notes paradox as national service directorate gives funds to radical leftist NGOs defaming Israel but not Lehava.Benny Toker, 26/06/2015 15:24
Non-Jews Harassed Jewish Women Praying in Meron

Non-Jews 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, 07/05/2015 17:53
Protest against Arab Torch Lighter Cancelled

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, 22/04/2015 14:37
'Anti-Zionist Arab Lights Independence Day Torch'

'Anti-Zionist Arab Lights 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, 20/04/2015 09:13
'I'm Ready to Sit in Jail to Save Jews'

'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, 25/03/2015 17:59
Police Re-Opening Case Against Lehava Director

Police Re-Opening Case Against Lehava Director

Israel Police planning on prosecuting activist Bentzi Gopshtain for 'racism' - despite previous ruling clearing him of those charges.Tova Dvorin, 25/03/2015 11:09
Otzma Yehudit List Released for 20th Knesset

Otzma Yehudit List Released for 20th Knesset

List 'likely to face petitions from the Left,' sources claim, but add that previous opposition during 19th Knesset elections was rejected.Yishai Karov, 26/01/2015 22:30
Police Crackdown 'Only Strengthened' Lehava

Police Crackdown 'Only Strengthened' Lehava

Lehava director Bentzi Gopshtain speaks about how arrests and media frenzy only 'vindicated' his group, explains what Lehava does.Ari Yashar, 30/12/2014 22:20
Lehava Head Warns Police Crackdown Will Backfire

Lehava Head Warns Police Crackdown Will Backfire

Head of anti-assimilation group explains arrest meant to silence his group which court agreed acts legally, warns of risk if it is banned.Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 22/12/2014 07:43
Police 'Ignore' Court, Arrest More Lehava Members

Police 'Ignore' Court, Arrest More Lehava Members

Despite having arrests last week thrown out by court, police once again arrest Lehava activists; 'police ignoring court rulings.'Uzi Baruch, Ari Yashar, 21/12/2014 09:07
Lehava Director Released to House Arrest

Lehava Director Released to House Arrest

Gopshtain and two other activists finally freed as police fail to present evidence for arresting them; charge 'populist' ideological arrest.Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 19/12/2014 11:29
Lehava's 'Holy Work' Vindicated in Court

Lehava's 'Holy Work' Vindicated in Court

Lehava activist released after police crackdown calls assimilation greatest threat to Jews, as court rules Lehava's work is legal.Ari Yashar, 18/12/2014 22:55
Lehava Chairman: This is Israel Not the KGB

Lehava Chairman: This is Israel Not the KGB

Bentzi Gopshtain made clear Thursday that Lehava will continue the fight against assimilation and will not be silenced by police crackdown.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 18/12/2014 14:46
'Left Repressing Lehava and Government is Silent'

'Left Repressing Lehava and Government is Silent'

Attorney Itamar Ben-Gvir slams coordinated 'leftist crackdown' on Lehava head Bentzi Gopshtain, asks why government not defending democracy.Benny Toker, Ari Yashar, 16/12/2014 23:06
Livni Applauds 'Hysteric' Night Raid on Lehava

Livni Applauds 'Hysteric' Night Raid on Lehava

Livni reveals past government discussions to target Lehava group; activist slams 'Soviet' crackdown on legal organization.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/12/2014 17:07
Protest: Make Supermarket Stop 'Hiring Enemies'

Protest: Make Supermarket Stop 'Hiring Enemies'

Bentzi Gopshtain's Lehava complains security at store where attack occurred hit protester; 'Rami Levy only liberal to Arabs.'Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 05/12/2014 13:26
Arab MK Aide Booted: 'We'll Slaughter 50 Jews'

Arab MK Aide Booted: 'We'll Slaughter 50 Jews'

Knesset dismisses MK Ganaim's aide for threats over upcoming Beitar-Sakhnin soccer game, where Jewish and Arab fans are set to clash.Ari Yashar, 19/11/2014 15:34
'You Can Die Quietly, You Can't Protest'

'You Can Die Quietly, You Can't Protest'

Exclusive coverage: Lehava director Gopshtain calls 'Jews, go out to the streets' while being arrested; hundreds protest Jerusalem attack.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/11/2014 08:43
Protest at Attack Site: 'Death to Terrorists'

Protest at Attack Site: 'Death to Terrorists'

Hours after lethal Hamas terror attack nationalist protesters and hareidim living in area demand Internal Security Minister's resignation.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 05/11/2014 15:31
Arab Who Married Jew Arrested Assaulting Cops

Arab Who Married Jew Arrested Assaulting Cops

Headlines celebrated mixed marriage of Mahmoud and Moral two months ago; now he is in jail for drug running and striking an officer.Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 27/10/2014 07:36
Protests at Site of Murder: 'Avenge Jewish Blood'

Protests at Site of Murder: 'Avenge Jewish Blood'

Nationalist activists tell politicians 'stop playing with us,' skirmishes break out with police who 'only use violence against Jews.'Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 23/10/2014 22:29
Messianic Cult Arrested for Sexually Abusing Women

Messianic Cult Arrested for Sexually Abusing Women

Lehava anti-assimilation group exposes cult that manipulated women into having sex with Arabs to 'bring redemption.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/09/2014 13:06
Mixed-Marriage Protest Allowed From a Distance

Mixed-Marriage Protest Allowed From a Distance

Anti-assimilation group told by judge to stay 200 meters away from marriage between Jew and Arab, as both sides argue principles.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 17/08/2014 16:12
Father and Jewish Group Fight Wedding to Arab

Father and Jewish Group Fight Wedding to Arab

Anti-assimilation group plans to protest Jewish woman's wedding with Arab, in town that has been shelled by Arab terrorists in Gaza.Ari Yashar, 14/08/2014 09:04