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'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.

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

'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.'

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

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.

Between Judaism and Islam: The saga of Noy Sheetrit

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.

From living with an Arab to anti-assimilation activist

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.

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

'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.

'Hang him in the town square'

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

Leader of anti-assimilation group hospitalized after being beaten by police following his arrest.

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

Anti-assimilation group crashes Christian conference

Lehava chief arrested as dozens of activists break into conference featuring Christian missionaries.

Anti-assimilation group crashes Christian conference

Watch: Jewish, Arab demonstrators face off in Arab village

Israeli nationalists en route to Arab village face Arab protesters.

Watch: Jewish, Arab demonstrators face off in Arab village

Right-wing faction to protest 'terror enablers' in 'Ara

After Dizengoff terrorist received aid from Arab village, right-wing activists protest lack of loyalty to Israel.

Right-wing faction to protest 'terror enablers' in 'Ara

'Missionary work in Israel a silent Holocaust'

Lehava activists protest missionary event in Jerusalem.

'Missionary work in Israel a silent Holocaust'

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.

Jerusalem Light Festival hijacked by missionaries?

Jerusalem police threaten Lehava leader ahead of soccer match

Lehava leader threatened with court proceedings if he 'breaks any law' or 'disturbs the peace' during Beitar Jerusalem game.

Jerusalem police threaten Lehava leader ahead of soccer match

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.

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

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.

Lehava head Gopshtain exonerated of assaulting far-leftists

Police told to 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.

Police told to investigate B'Tselem's 'coincidences'

Guard arrested after contacting anti-assimilation group

Female security guard arrested and released to house arrest on suspicion she contacted anti-assimilation group Lehava.

Guard arrested after contacting anti-assimilation group

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.'

Officer indicted passing info to anti-assimilation group

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.

Calls to arrest campaigner who branded missionaries 'vampires'

'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.

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

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.

Knesset Speaker joins calls to ban anti-assimilation group

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.

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

Free speech? 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.

Free speech? University calls off right-wing activist's lecture

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.

Police Use Force to Block Protest March to Kotel

Jerusalem Protests Demand PM 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.

Jerusalem Protests Demand PM Stop 'Abandoning Jewish Blood'

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.'

Nationalist Activists Demand Rivlin Apologize

American 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.'

American Jews Who Survived Near-Lynch Return to Hevron

'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.'

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

Haaretz Oped Calls to Attack Right-Wingers With Baseball Bats

The way to deal with rightwingers like Bentzi Gopshtain, according to radical leftist Nissan Schorr, is to attack him with a baseball bat.

Haaretz Oped Calls to Attack Right-Wingers With Baseball Bats

Lehava Director Summoned for Police Questioning

Judea-Samaria police succumbs to Vatican pressure, summons anti-assimilation leader over comments regarding burning churches.

Lehava Director Summoned for Police Questioning

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.

Vatican to Israel: Arrest Activist for Citing Maimonides

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.

Vindicated Anti-Assimilation Head Urges Govt. to Join Him

ISA Admits: Lehava Perfectly Legal

Shin Bet concedes that there is 'not sufficient evidence' to declare the anti-assimilation organization as 'unlawful.'

ISA Admits: Lehava Perfectly Legal

'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.

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

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.'

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

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.

Massive Missionary Conference in the Heart of Jerusalem

'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.

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

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.

Non-Jewish Staff Harassed Jewish Women Praying in Meron

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.

Independence Day Protest against Arab Torch Lighter Cancelled

'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.

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

'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.

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

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.

Police Re-Opening Incitement Investigation Against Lehava Head

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.

Otzma Yehudit List Released for 20th Knesset

Police Crackdown 'Strengthened' Lehava Anti-Assimilation Group

Lehava director Bentzi Gopshtain speaks about how arrests and media frenzy only 'vindicated' his group, explains what Lehava does.

Police Crackdown 'Strengthened' Lehava Anti-Assimilation Group

Lehava Director 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.

Lehava Director Warns Police Crackdown Will Backfire

Police 'Ignore' Court, Arrest More Anti-Assimilation Activists

Despite having arrests last week thrown out by court, police once again arrest Lehava activists; 'police ignoring court rulings.'

Police 'Ignore' Court, Arrest More Anti-Assimilation Activists

'Radical Left Crackdown': Lehava Head Released to House Arrest

Gopshtain and two other activists finally freed as police fail to present evidence for arresting them; charge 'populist' ideological arrest.

'Radical Left Crackdown': Lehava Head Released to House Arrest

Lehava's 'Holy' Anti-Assimilation Work Vindicated in Court

Lehava activist released after police crackdown calls assimilation greatest threat to Jews, as court rules Lehava's work is legal.

Lehava's 'Holy' Anti-Assimilation Work Vindicated in Court

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.

Lehava Chairman: This is Israel Not the KGB

'Left Repressing Anti-Assimilation Group, Government is Silent'

Attorney Itamar Ben-Gvir slams coordinated 'leftist crackdown' on Lehava head Bentzi Gopshtain, asks why government not defending democracy.

'Left Repressing Anti-Assimilation Group, Government is Silent'

Livni Applauds Night Raid on Anti-Assimilation Activists

Livni reveals past government discussions to target Lehava group; activist slams 'Soviet' crackdown on legal organization.

Livni Applauds Night Raid on Anti-Assimilation Activists

Protesters Demand from From Supermarket 'Don't Hire Enemies'

Bentzi Gopshtain's Lehava complains security at store where attack occurred hit protester; 'Rami Levy only liberal to Arabs.'

Protesters Demand from From Supermarket 'Don't Hire Enemies'

Arab MK's Aide Booted for Threatening to '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.

Arab MK's Aide Booted for Threatening to 'Slaughter 50 Jews'

'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.

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

Protest at Jerusalem Attack Site: 'Death to Terrorists'

Hours after lethal Hamas terror attack nationalist protesters and hareidim living in area demand Internal Security Minister's resignation.

Protest at Jerusalem Attack Site: 'Death to Terrorists'

'Coexistence'? 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.

'Coexistence'? Arab Who Married Jew Arrested Assaulting Cops

Protests at Site of Terror Attack: 'Avenge Jewish Blood'

Nationalist activists tell politicians 'stop playing with us,' skirmishes break out with police who 'only use violence against Jews.'

Protests at Site of Terror Attack: 'Avenge Jewish Blood'

Cult Arrested for Sexually Abusing Women to 'Bring Messiah'

Lehava anti-assimilation group exposes cult that manipulated women into having sex with Arabs to 'bring redemption.'

Cult Arrested for Sexually Abusing Women to 'Bring Messiah'

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.

Mixed-Marriage Protest Allowed From a Distance

Father and Jewish Group Fight 'Tragic' 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.

Father and Jewish Group Fight 'Tragic' Wedding to Arab