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Closed Society: February 18, 2013

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Two Haredi residents of Beitar-Illit were arrested on suspicion of operating a ‘modesty squad’ in the city and assaulting female residents over what they deemed ‘unchaste behavior.’ (Ynetnews)

(Hebrew – Ynet)

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February 18th, 2013 at 3:57 pm

Economy and Society: February 17, 2013

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Noa Kanteman, a young woman who boarded a bus from Safed to Ashdod, suffered abuse and harassment from haredi passengers who demanded that she sit in the back of the bus. (Ynetnews)

(Hebrew – Walla!)

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February 17th, 2013 at 4:44 pm

Closed Society: February 7, 2013

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Police suspect that Haredi community leaders prescribed castration medication to a pedophile from the community in order to prevent rape complaints from reaching the secular authorities. (Times of Israel)

(Hebrew – Walla!)

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February 7th, 2013 at 11:28 am

Closed Society: February 2, 2013

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A new study criticizes Israeli school books, claiming they portray the Palestinians negatively. According to a source who read the final report, “the Israeli side emphasizes the series of disturbances, while the Palestinians claim that Israel is the result of imperialist acts. One of the main conclusions is that each side sticks to its own narrative.” Furthermore, the study criticizes Israeli textbooks for not showing the Green Line, and claims that the textbooks in Israel’s ultra-Orthodox community are “the closest to the Palestinian textbooks in their treatment of the other side,” according to one source. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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February 2nd, 2013 at 11:29 am

Closed Society: December 25, 2012

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A 15 year old Arab youth from East Jerusalem was moderately injured during an assault by ultra-Orthodox youths. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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December 25th, 2012 at 11:42 am

Closed Society: November 5, 2012

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Three young haredi men attacked and Arab cab driver after hailing him in Jerusalem’s Beit Yisrael neighborhood.  One of the men threw a frozen drink into the cab, and when the driver began chasing him on foot, another assailant broke one of the cab’s windows.

(Hebrew – HaKol HaYehudi)

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November 5th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Closed Society: October 31, 2012

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A femal IDF soldier has filed a complaint with the police, claiming a haredi man spat on her mother and her while sitting in their car at a red light in Jerusalem’s Bar-Ilan street. (Ynetnews)

(Hebrew – Ynet)

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October 31st, 2012 at 11:27 pm

Closed Society: June 20, 2012

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Haredi residents of Beit-Shemesh stoned a vehicle passing through town and broke one of its windows.  It is suspected that the female driver was attacked because her dress was deemed “immodest”. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew - Ynet)

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June 20th, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Media: May ‎‏11‏‎, 2012‎

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The Haredi site “Tsofar” published an article by Shmuel Kooper calling for the extermination of Yaron London. The article responds to an opinion piece published by London under the title “Shrink the Haredi Society”. Later the word “exterminate” in Kooper’s article was replaced by “shrink”.

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May 11th, 2012 at 11:21 pm

Military and Security Forces: April 23, 2012

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Haredi soldiers have announced that they will boycott the Memorial Day ceremony in the IDF’s Naval Commando base in Atlit if it will include women singing.

(Hebrew - Walla)

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April 23rd, 2012 at 4:12 pm