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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Dozens of haredi Orthodox men rioted at a construction site in Beit Shemesh, which they believe is a burial site.
Some 14 rioters were arrested during Monday’s protest by Jerusalem District Police, including one on charges of assaulting a police officer. More than 100 haredim protested at the site, where they set trash collection bins on fire and blocked a major city street.
The rioting spread to haredi Orthodox neighborhoods of Jerusalem, including Geulah and Mea Shearim, where trash bins were set ablaze to prevent traffic in …
(JTA) — Israeli prosecutors indicted two haredi Orthodox men for assaulting police officers called to the scene of a mob attack on a haredi soldier in Jerusalem.
The two men, Joseph Braun and Jacob Krischavski, were charged on July 11 with attacking several police officers two days earlier during a riot that erupted in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Mea Shearim. If convicted, the defendants could face at least three years in prison.
The attack came two days after Israel’s Knesset approved a proposal to draft haredi men into the Israeli …
WASHINGTON (JTA) — The U.S. Army said it had eliminated part of a presentation on extremist threats that lumped together haredi Orthodox Jews with the Ku Klux Klan and al-Qaida.
The grouping was part of a slide, revealed Tuesday in a report by the London Daily Mail, that listed under the rubric of “Religious Extremism” terms such as “evangelical Christianity (U.S./Christian),” “Ultra-Orthodox (Israel/Judaism),” “Sunni Muslim (Iraq/Islam)” and “Catholicism (U.S./Christian).” Also listed were groups designated by the U.S. government as terrorist, including Hamas, Kach and al-Qaida, as well as U.S. groups …
Israel, Palestinians agree to new cease-fire
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Egypt announced a new open-ended cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian groups shortly after an Israeli struck by a Gaza mortar died of his wounds.
The official Egyptian News Agency announced Tuesday evening that the cease-fire would begin at 7 p.m.
In the hour leading up to the …