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Closed Society: January 12, 2013

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Tira residents threw stones at a Magen David Adom ambulance in town.

(Ynet – Hebrew)

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January 12th, 2013 at 2:16 pm

Economy and Society: June 25, 2012

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Magen David Adom ["Red Star of David", Israel's emergency aid association] has set up a panel of Rabbis to oversee its work and the way in which men and women are integrated into the organization. (Haaretz)

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June 25th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Closed Society: December 25, 2011

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Channel 2 reporter, Shai Gal, and his film crew, were assaulted in Beit Shemesh while filming the harassment of women in the city.  The Jerusalem Police District has said that the journalists were attacked by several dozen Haredi men, and stones were thrown at their vehicle, which was damaged.  One of the crew members sustained a light injury to his hand and was treated by a Magen David Adom crew.

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December 25th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

Closed Society: December 4, 2011

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Magen David Adom will establish a station house strictly for Haredim in the heart of the Beit Yisrael neighborhood of Jerusalem.  The station house will include only Haredi men, without any women.

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December 4th, 2011 at 4:23 pm

Closed Society: 17 February, 2011

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Senior Rabbis, including “Adjudicator of the Generation” Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, have published Halachic adjudication forbidding volunteering in Magen David Adom, on the ground of the first aid organization’s latest trials to recruit ultra-orthodox youth for national service in it. The Rabbis wrote that Magen David Adom is the only official national organization without a Rabbi, and warned the youth not to volunteer in it, not even for the sake of saving lives.

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February 17th, 2011 at 10:51 am