Search results for tag " religious freedom"

  • Arresting WOW Leaders isn't the Answer
    Written by on 24/10/2012
    On October 16th, Anat Hoffman of "Women of the Wall" was arrested as she led a monthly Rosh Hodesh prayer service at the Western Wall. On November 15th, six WOW leaders were detained. It's time to face the bigger picture.

  • The Joke of Israel’s Civil Partnership Law
    Written by on 16/07/2012
    Fewer than 1.5 couples register with the Civil Partnership registrar each month according to statistics the Ministry of Justice released to Hiddush. Hiddush President Rabbi Uri Regev: “The time has come for Yisrael Beiteinu to realize its mistake and demand the passage of a real Civil Marriage law.”

  • Chaim Weizmann's warning
    Written by on 25/04/2012
    Chaim Weizman, Israel’s first president, warned in 1949 of the impending culture clash that would face the State of Israel: “We must have a clear line of demarcation between legitimate religious aspirations and the duty of the State towards preserving such aspirations on the one hand, and on the other hand the lust for power which is sometimes exhibited by pseudo-religious groups”.

  • Religious Segregation
    Written by on 29/12/2011
    Rabbi Uri Regev speaks

  • Israel receives a “0” in the International Religious Freedom Index
    Written by on 14/12/2011
    Israel in the bottom quarter of the world index of religious freedom, scoring the same as Iran, Afghanistan and Russia. Hiddush head Rabbi Uri Regev: “This index shows the growing gap between the support of most Israelis for religious freedom, and the governments’ growing surrender to fundamentalist religious politicians.”

  • U.S. State Department reports limitations on religious freedom despite opposition from most citizens
    Written by on 10/10/2011
    The U.S. State Department 2010 Report on International Religious Freedom sites increasing tension in Israeli society between secular and ultra-Orthodox citizens on issues such as housing allocations, military service exemptions and allocations for religious institutions of study. The report also lists a series of cases of violence against women in terms of extreme demands for modest dress and gender separation.

  • Comparative Religion State Index
    Written by on 09/10/2011
    The Israel Democracy Index of 2011 ranks Israel alongside Saudi Arabia, China and Syria in religious freedoms, giving a grade of "0" See the Israel Democracy Institute's entire 2011 study here

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