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TikTok blocks Lehava

TikTok blocks Lehava

Video app closes account of anti-assimilation group, citing "repeated violations of community guidelines."Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/10/2020 12:32
Right-wing activist charged with incitement, supporting terror

Right-wing activist charged with incitement, supporting terror

Chairman of Lehava anti-assimilation group to be indicted for incitement to terror, violence and racism.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/11/2019 14:28
'Police ignore court rulings on Temple Mount'

'Police ignore court rulings on Temple Mount'

Jewish visitors to holiest site in Judaism protest that police continue to allow Arabs to play ball games on Temple Mount despite ruling.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/04/2019 16:01
Police and demonstrators face off at Jerusalem Pride Parade

Police and demonstrators face off at Jerusalem Pride Parade

Police detain Lahava activists as Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade kicks off under heavy security.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/08/2018 17:28
From Arab village to yeshiva thanks to Facebook

From Arab village to yeshiva thanks to Facebook

Daniel only discovered Jewish roots at age 18, persecuted by family until fleeing Jabel Mukaber neighborhood when one post changed his life.In cooperation with Lehava, 17/07/2018 17:04
'Supreme Court takes its cues from the Reform Movement'

'Supreme Court takes its cues from the Reform Movement'

Lehava Chairman Bentzi Gopstein boycotts today's hearing on Reform petition demanding his indictment; 'I'm not going to play this game.'Mordechai Sones, 14/03/2018 13:30
'Thanks to the arrest we were able to help more girls'

'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.Eliran Aharon, 24/10/2017 14:47
'Detention of Lehava activists a situation which will explode'

'Detention of Lehava activists a situation which will explode'

Court orders release of 2 minors arrested in raids on Lehava activists. 'State says leftists doing the same thing is freedom of speech.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/10/2017 17:26
Lehava leader released to house arrest

Lehava leader released to house arrest

'A baseless arrest designed only to placate the Reform movement.' Anti-assimilation activist freed to house arrest.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/10/2017 21:27
'The state is doing the bidding of the Reform Movement'

'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.'David Rosenberg, 22/10/2017 18:55
Arrested Lehava activists released

Arrested Lehava activists released

Dozens of activists arrested this morning released at police station, but Lehava Chairman to be brought to hearing later today.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/10/2017 13:24
'This arrest is to please the Supreme Court and Haaretz'

'This arrest is to please the Supreme Court and Haaretz'

Attorney Itamar Ben Gvir reacts to the arrest of Lehava activists on suspicions that they 'threatened Arabs.'Tzvi Lev, 22/10/2017 10:32
Head of anti-assimilation organization arrested

Head of anti-assimilation organization arrested

Police raid homes and arrest activists of Lehava organization on suspicion of 'threats.' Lehava attorney: Police have ulterior motives.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/10/2017 08:35
Between Judaism and Islam: The saga of Noy Sheetrit

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.David Rosenberg, 25/09/2017 12:48
'You would never hold a gay parade in an Arab town'

'You would never hold a gay parade in an Arab town'

Protesters slam Jerusalem gay parade, call for organizers to 'show respect' for city's residents.Hezki Baruch, 03/08/2017 19:08
'I'm going to kill every Jew'

'I'm going to kill every Jew'

Muhammad Kharoff says he killed Michal Halimi to pressure Israel to free terrorists, denies romantic relationship with her.Hezki Baruch, 02/08/2017 12:01
'The people expect vengeance'

'The people expect vengeance'

Right-wing activists demonstrate in front of Prime Minister's Office, demand harsh response to massacre in Halamish.Eliran Aharon, 23/07/2017 22:52
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
'Amiram Goldblum is an evil man and an enemy of Israel'

'Amiram Goldblum is an evil man and an enemy of Israel'

Head of Lehava organization responds to attacks of professor who called him 'a neo-Nazi.'Eliran Aharon, 02/03/2017 16:29
'We don't want traitors in Jerusalem'

'We don't want traitors in Jerusalem'

City councillors and Lehava members demonstrate against Breaking the Silence lecture taking place at Jerusalem art gallery.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/02/2017 21:58
Lehava activist: Murder of Tehilla Nagar an act of terrorism

Lehava activist: Murder of Tehilla Nagar an act of terrorism

Lehava Chairman claims police want 'to suppress nationalist murder'; portray killing as violent spat between Tehilla and Arab boyfriend.Orly Harari, 18/01/2017 14:03
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
'Why is the government encouraging intermarriage in Israel?'

'Why is the government encouraging intermarriage in Israel?'

Anti-assimilation group slams report on gov't-sanctioned 'meetings' between Jewish youth and Arab students.David Rosenberg, 30/11/2016 10:20
Leftists protest against right-wing movememnt

Leftists protest against right-wing movememnt

Leftist and Reform activists protested against right-wing Lehava's goals and activities.Hezki Baruch, 23/09/2016 15:12
'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
Left-wingers to demonstrate against Lehava

Left-wingers to demonstrate against Lehava

Left-wing groups to demonstrate Thursday against Lehava's activities which 'spread fear and hatred to banish Arabs from central Jerusalem.'Yoel Domb, 22/09/2016 15:54
Police to pay Lehava head for illegal search

Police to pay Lehava head for illegal search

Benzi Gopstein, head of Lehava organization and two activists will receive 30000 NIS from police due to illegal search performed on them.Reut Hadar, 12/09/2016 22:30
Anti-assimilation camp completes summer session

Anti-assimilation camp completes summer session

"The goal of the camp is to raise youth with Jewish pride who will know how to defend themselves and their brothers."Shimon Cohen, 30/08/2016 08:15
'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
Watch:'Gay marchers aim to destroy Judaism'

Watch:'Gay marchers aim to destroy Judaism'

Ex-MK Marzel joined Lehava today in protesting the gay pride parade, explains motives to Arutz Sheva.Rachel Kaplan, 21/07/2016 19:47
Protesters arrested at gay pride parade

Protesters arrested at gay pride parade

Border Police arrived in force today to enforce order at Bentzi Gopstein's gay pride counter-protest.Rachel Kaplan, 21/07/2016 18:04
Missionaries becoming ever bolder in Israel

Missionaries becoming ever bolder in Israel

Bentzi Gopstein relates how he stopped missionaries from converting 50 Jews over Shabbat.Eliran Aharon, 21/06/2016 08:33
Lehava disrupts Christian conversion ceremony

Lehava disrupts Christian conversion ceremony

Activists, including leader Bentzi Gopstein, disrupt baptisms in Rishon Leziyon, saving six Jews.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/06/2016 22:42
Missionaries to hold conversions over Shabbat

Missionaries to hold conversions over Shabbat

Lehava, Yad Leachim to join hundreds of protesters in demonstration against Christian conversions this Shabbat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/06/2016 12:28
Police 'illegally' distance activists from J'lem

Police 'illegally' distance activists from J'lem

Police try to keep activists who opposed missionaries out of Old City on Jerusalem Day, showing 'cops need civil rights courses.'Shomo Pyotrkovsky, 05/06/2016 20:37
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
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
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
Lehava protests Jerusalem Christmas fair

Lehava protests Jerusalem Christmas fair

Anti-assimilation activists denounce YMCA fair as attempt to steal Jewish souls.Matt Wanderman, 29/11/2015 21:42
'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
'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
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
Women Urged: 'Don't Go Out with Mahmoud'

Women Urged: 'Don't Go Out with Mahmoud'

Anti-assimilation activists hand out sweets to Jewish women and girls at bars, appealing to their 'pure Jewish soul.'Ornit Atzar, 28/06/2015 19:08
'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