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Haredi Orthodox riot at Beit Shemesh construction site

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, …
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After draft riot, haredi demonstators arrested for assault

(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 …
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U.S. Army cut material liking haredi Orthodox with KKK, al-Qaida

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, …
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