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News Israel Religion: Religious Adherence Complicates Israel’s Coronavirus Concerns

Published on: Thursday 02 April 2020
Religious Adherence Complicates Israel’s Coronavirus Concerns
News source: https://www.voanews.com/episode/religious-adherence-complicates-israels-coronavirus-concerns-4244191

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the head of the Mossad security force and other officials entered home quarantine after Israel’s health minister tested positive for COVID-19. The minister belongs to the country’s ultra-Orthodox community, which has resisted government bans on large gatherings and emerged as the epicenter of the coronavirus in Israel. Linda Gradstein reports for VOA from Jerusalem.

News Israel Religion: The Latest: Israel's health minister has new coronavirus

Published on: Wednesday 01 April 2020
The Latest: Israel's health minister has new coronavirus
News source: https://www.wsoctv.com/news/world/latest-israels/ETXNYG35KEBVMNAWCZ3FFOBXXU/

Israel's health minister, who has had frequent contact in recent weeks with Prime Minister Netanyahu and other top officials, has been diagnosed with the new coronavirus ...

News Israel Religion: As virus spikes among ultra-Orthodox, Israel deploys security forces to make them stay home

Published on: Tuesday 31 March 2020
As virus spikes among ultra-Orthodox, Israel deploys security forces to make them stay home
News source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/as-virus-spikes-among-ultra-orthodox-israel-deploys-security-forces-to-make-them-stay-home/2020/03/31/94245adc-71f3-11ea-ad9b-254ec99993bc_story.html

Government officials say most members of the ultra-Orthodox, or Haredi, communities complied with restrictions when they were imposed nationwide more two weeks ago. But some sects have flouted these ...

News Israel Religion: Some ultra-Orthodox Jews are ignoring Israel's coronavirus rules, despite a warning to 'wake up!'

Published on: Tuesday 31 March 2020
Some ultra-Orthodox Jews are ignoring Israel's coronavirus rules, despite a warning to 'wake up!'
News source: https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/31/middleeast/israel-coronavirus-ultra-orthodox-intl/index.html

Israel has tightened coronavirus restrictions to slow the outbreak. Though police say most people are heeding the instructions, the seriousness of the situation seems yet to have fully penetrated the ultra-Orthodox community.

News Israel Religion: National-religious leaders call on Netanyahu to quit

Published on: Thursday 05 December 2019
National-religious leaders call on Netanyahu to quit
News source: https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2019/12/israel-religious-zionism-benjamin-netanyahu-indictment-rabbi.html

owner and publisher of the weekly BeSheva magazine and another leading opinion shaper in the religious Zionist community. He also called on Netanyahu to resign. Back then, Sa’ada told Al-Monitor, “I ...

News Israel Religion: Israel Folau feels 'vindicated' after Rugby Australia settlement, calls for new religious freedom laws

Published on: Wednesday 04 December 2019
Israel Folau feels 'vindicated' after Rugby Australia settlement, calls for new religious freedom laws
News source: https://www.sportingnews.com/au/rugby/news/israel-folau-feels-vindicated-after-rugby-australia-settlement-calls-for-new-religious-freedom-laws/18th6cj7fjx6s1haz3w9j5mr4a

Israel Folau believes he has been "vindicated" after reaching a shock settlement with Rugby Australia (RA) over his sacking and called for new federal laws on religious freedom. The two parties ...

News Israel Religion: Israel 2019, at the mercy of the Chief Rabbinate

Published on: Tuesday 05 November 2019
Israel 2019, at the mercy of the Chief Rabbinate
News source: https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2019/11/israel-blue-and-white-children-rabbinical-court-religious.html

The Haifa rabbinical court decided to take children out of their mother's custody, because the mother was not keeping a religious lifestyle. Twitter/@JComm_NewsFeeds The rabbinical court in Haifa, ...

News Israel Religion: How Trump’s foreign policy mixes religion with money

Published on: Wednesday 06 November 2019
How Trump’s foreign policy mixes religion with money
News source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2019/11/07/how-trumps-foreign-policy-mixes-religion-with-money/

The intervention also raised broader questions about propriety. USAID rules specifically forbid political interference and making decisions based on “the religious affiliation of a recipient ...

News Israel Religion: Report exposes right-wing effort to ban criticism of Israel in U.S. schools

Published on: Sunday 20 October 2019
Report exposes right-wing effort to ban criticism of Israel in U.S. schools
News source: https://www.salon.com/2019/10/20/report-exposes-right-wing-effort-to-ban-criticism-of-israel-in-u-s-schools_partner/

Also banned would be any speech "demonizing Israel by ... blaming Israel for all inter-religious or political tensions" or "delegitimizing Israel by ... questioning Israel's right to exist." The push ...

News Israel Religion: Demi Lovato’s controversial trip to Israel included exploring Jewish roots

Published on: Friday 18 October 2019
Demi Lovato’s controversial trip to Israel included exploring Jewish roots
News source: https://religionnews.com/2019/10/18/demi-lovatos-controversial-trip-to-israel-included-exploring-jewish-roots/

Thank you for having me, Israel A post shared by Demi Lovato (@ddlovato ... Jews who were forced to abandon Judaism against their will,” Perry told Religion News Service. Today, as many as one in four ...

News Israel Religion: In a Deeply Split Israel City, Both Sides Urge Unity

Published on: Saturday 19 October 2019
In a Deeply Split Israel City, Both Sides Urge Unity
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/20/world/middleeast/israel-election-rosh-haayin.html

The old town of Rosh Haayin grew out of a muddy tent camp for mostly poor Jews airlifted from Yemen soon after Israel was founded in 1948. Its low-rise commercial center, with its spice store and ...

News Israel Religion: 'Religious Zionist parties must be in any coalition'

Published on: Thursday 10 October 2019
'Religious Zionist parties must be in any coalition'
News source: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/269988

Two things must stand before us so that we can grow again - to raise the flags of religious Zionism and not to be ashamed of them - not only the entire Land of Israel, but also social parties and ...

News Israel Religion: Religious right opinion leaders call on Netanyahu to step down

Published on: Monday 07 October 2019
Religious right opinion leaders call on Netanyahu to step down
News source: https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2019/10/israel-benjamin-netanyahu-national-religious-right-pm.html

In a rare article, religious-right influencer Dudu Sa’ada calls upon Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to step down and enable the appointment of a replacement, so that Israel would get a government.

News Israel Religion: Faith Perspectives: Interfaith interactions enhance trip to Israel and Palestine

Published on: Monday 07 October 2019
Faith Perspectives: Interfaith interactions enhance trip to Israel and Palestine
News source: https://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/faith-and-values/civil-religion/faith-perspectives-interfaith-interactions-enhance-trip-to-israel-and-palestine/article_1a65f4cb-af45-5d24-8251-516556e94847.html

Both trips have been more than just sightseeing; the groups attended religious services in many synagogues, churches, mosques, and shrines. They had meetings with Jewish Israelis, Palestinian citizens ...

News Israel Religion: Israel's president taps Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to form next government

Published on: Wednesday 25 September 2019
Israel's president taps Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to form next government
News source: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/israel-s-president-taps-prime-minister-benjamin-netanyahu-form-next-n1058661

"Parties will need to compromise." Netanyahu, whose deal-making skills and alliances with right-wing and religious parties have helped make him Israel's longest-serving prime minister, now has six ...

News Israel Religion: Israel’s election highlights secular-religious divide

Published on: Thursday 19 September 2019
Israel’s election highlights secular-religious divide
News source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/israels-election-highlights-secular-religious-divide/2019/09/20/124b2afa-db75-11e9-a1a5-162b8a9c9ca2_story.html

KFAR SABA, Israel — Yamit Dulberg considers herself a traditional Israeli woman with right-wing views who would usually vote for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party. But this week the ...

News Israel Religion: Rivlin implies Religious Zionists should look backwards to move forwards

Published on: Wednesday 24 July 2019
Rivlin implies Religious Zionists should look backwards to move forwards
News source: https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Rivlin-implies-Religious-Zionists-should-look-backwards-to-move-forwards-596792

We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and ... Rivlin on Thursday implied that if ...

News Israel Religion: What the Pew report got wrong about religious restrictions in Israel

Published on: Wednesday 24 July 2019
What the Pew report got wrong about religious restrictions in Israel
News source: https://www.jta.org/2019/07/24/opinion/what-the-pew-report-got-wrong-about-religious-restrictions-in-israel

NEW YORK (JTA) – A recently released Pew Research Center report about global restrictions on religion focuses mostly on discrimination against, and the persecution of, various religious groups in ...