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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 Sheetritplayer

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'

'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 org crashes Christian conference

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

Anti-assimilation group crashes Christian conference

Jewish, Arab demonstrators face off

Israeli nationalists en route to Arab village face Arab protesters.

Watch: Jewish, Arab demonstrators face off in Arab villageplayer

Right-wing faction to protest 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?

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.

Jerusalem police threaten Lehava leader ahead of soccer match

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.

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

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.

Lehava head Gopshtain exonerated of assaulting far-leftistsplayer

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.

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

Arrested for 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 Lehava

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

Bentzi Gopshtain calls 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 leftists against Lehava

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: '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.

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

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 Kotelplayer

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.

Jerusalem Protests Demand PM Stop 'Abandoning Jewish Blood'player

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 Apologizeplayer

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 Hevronplayer

'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.'

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

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.

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: 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. Help

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 Lehava'

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: 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'

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.

Massive Missionary Conference in the Heart of Jerusalem

'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.

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

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.

Non-Jewish Staff Harassed Jewish Women Praying in Meron

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

'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.

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