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New child support law advances

New law requiring child support to be based on parental income advances in Knesset.

New child support law advances

Entire rabbinical court to rule on divorce case

Unprecedented full rabbinical court to decide on divorce case for a woman whose husband has been nine years in a coma

Entire rabbinical court to rule on divorce case

Father finds son after 2-month search

After two-month search, father locates three-year-old son at shelter for battered women with his ex-wife.

Father finds son after 2-month searchplayer

Desperate man cries help after ex-wife takes kids

"I feel like I have no rights."

Desperate man turns to public after ex-wife runs off with kids

New rabbinical law limits compensation for divorce

In the wake of divorce complications, the Jerusalem Rabbinical Court issued a new ruling today: no exorbitant prenuptial agreements.

New rabbinical law limits exorbitant prenuptial agreements

Suicide highlights divorced dads’ plight

The man wrote: ‘It’s not enough that the heart breaks, but to separate me from my children?,’ and then shot himself.

Suicide highlights divorced dads’ plight

Egalitarian child support bill coming up in gov't

Bill would put an end to the current legal situation for couples, in which Jewish men shoulder all child support.

Egalitarian child support bill coming up in gov't

Rabbinate ruling is 'a revolution in divorce law'

Prominent divorce attorney: complete equality between men and women in child support is just a matter of time.

Rabbinate child support ruling is 'a revolution in divorce law'

Rabbinate: Mothers will pay child support, too

Council of Chief Rabbinate in revolutionary decision says child support law must conform with modern reality.

Rabbinate: Mothers will pay child support, too

MKs propose egalitarian child support bill

MKs Kisch and Shasha-Biton propose revolutionary bill that will have some women paying child support to men.

MKs propose egalitarian child support bill

Anti-parent bill meeting opposition in Knesset

Kulanu and Shas oppose the bill that would take away parental rights – but is it all part of a sophisticated scheme?

Anti-parent bill meeting opposition in Knesset

Dad Raises Kids But Has to Pay Mom Anyway

Only in Israel? Family court in Ramat Gan forces father to pay ex-wife child support even though kids live with him.

Dad Raises Kids But Has to Pay Mom Anyway

Enraged Dads Disrupt Herzog-Livni Event

Gender anger in lead-up to the elections: divorced fathers continue to crash center-left events as gays keep disturbing Jewish Home events.

Enraged Dads Disrupt Herzog-Livni Event, LGBTs Crash Bennett'splayer

Divorced Men Crash Meeting, MK Lavie Escapes

Men suffering from Israel's harsh divorce laws vent rage at the Head of Knesset's Women's Advancement Committee.

Divorced Men Crash Town Hall Meeting, MK Lavie Escapesplayer

Jewish Home Wins Delay in Divorce Bill

Justice Minister Livni's bid to weaken the Rabbinic Courts' authority in divorce cases may face veto.

Jewish Home Wins Delay in Divorce Bill

MK Blasts Livni's 'Disgusting Gender Incitement'

MK Feiglin demands explanations from Justice Minister over 'delusional' and 'terribly insensitive' campaign against divorced fathers.

MK Blasts Livni's 'Disgusting Incitement' against Divorced Dadsplayer

Exposé: Divorced Kids Forced to 'Contact Centers'

Proportion of parents, mostly dads, who see their children under these humiliating conditions is 10-20 times that in the US.

Exposé: 4,100 Children of Divorce Forced into 'Contact Centers'

Fathers' Activist Suing over Feminist MK's Remark

MK Orly Abekasis alleged that father's rights activists sent her a picture of a gun. Haaretz, which quoted her, is being sued.

Fathers' Activist Suing Haaretz over 'Defamation' by Feminist MK

Court Rules Equality Trumps Child Support Payments

Family Court judge says 'courts' rulings must be fitted to the sweeping changes in family relations in our times.' Feminists aghast.

Precedent: Court Rules Equality Trumps Child Support Payments

Dads: Child Support in Israel among OECD's Highest

Only Swiss divorced fathers pay more than Israeli ones, say fathers' activists. Egalitarian reform is opposed by women's groups.

Dads: Child Support in Israel among OECD's Highest

No Jewish Home Veto on Anti-Rabbinical Court Bill

Team of ministers from all four Coalition parties will decide if family courts get advantage over rabbincal ones in divorce.

No Jewish Home Veto on Anti-Rabbinical Court Bill

'Feminist' MKs Vow to Fight Equality in Divorce

Justice Minister proposes changing Tender Years' Doctrine to prefer mothers over fathers only with children aged 0-2.

'Feminist' MKs Vow to Fight Equality in Divorce

'Precedent': Father Won't Pay Child Support

The divorced couple's three sons are under the father's custody, two girls are with the mother.

'Precedent': Father Won't Pay Child Support

Child Support Ruling ‘Very Good News for Fathers’

Judge makes unprecedented ruling freeing father from all child support obligations due to joint custody, salary gap.

Child Support Ruling is ‘Very Good News for Divorced Fathers’

TV Host: Feminism Felling Divorced Dads

Avri Gilad, one of Israel's most popular TV personalities, decries "fad" of false accusations.

TV Host: Feminism Felling Divorced Dads

Israeli Conference to Focus on Battered Men

Men are less likely to report being hit or to obtain treatment, says a domestic abuse expert. First conference on the subject in Israel.

Israeli Domestic Violence Conference to Focus on Battered Men

Radio Host: Custody Issue a ‘National Scourge’

Divorced father terms separation from child a ‘personal Holocaust,’ earns emotional response from radio host Jackie Levy.

Radio Host: Custody Issue a ‘National Scourge’

'Chauvinism' Campaign Fails to Dent Bayit Yehudi

Anger in religious-Zionist leadership at Likud attempts to portray Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan as anti-women.

'Chauvinism' Campaign Fails to Dent Bayit Yehudi

Economy Party Fights for Divorced Fathers

Even terrorism can be fought using economics. The new Calcala party is headed by a former Kadima MK and two American brothers.

Economy Party Fights for Divorced Fathers, Against Terror

NU's New #2: I'll Lead Fight for Family Values

Rabbi Eliyahu Ben-Dahan, #2 on the National Union's Knesset list, says fathers are targeted by false complaints.

NU's New #2: I'll Lead Fight for Family Values

Dads Confront MK Orlev Over 'Radical Feminism'

Divorced fathers whose children were torn from them demand Jewish Home MK fight for family values.

Dads Confront MK Orlev Over 'Radical Feminism'player

New Jersey Abductor Mother Indicted

Woman who fled with her American-born daughter to Israel indicted on eight criminal counts.

New Jersey Abductor Mother Indicted

Grandparents' Access to Children of Divorce Eased

New law helps grandparents seek access with their grandchildren over the objections of custodial parent.

Law Eases Grandparents' Access to Children of Divorce

Documentary on Father's Rights Causes Change

False claims of child abuse, sexual molestation or domestic violence by wives are being debated in the Knesset due to this film.

Documentary on Father's Rights Causes Changeplayer