The leadership of the Ultra-Orthodox (haredi) factions in the Knesset, Shas and United Torah Judaism, issued a joint statement on Thursday demanding that the government repeal a decision to allow for a section of the Western Wall to be set aside for co-ed groups and non-traditional streams of Judiasm to pray, adding that if this is not done, they will introduce a law making it illegal for non-Orthodox prayers to take place there.
“The Western Wall will be operated according to Jewish law and according to the decisions of the Council of the Chief Rabbinate,” said MK Moshe Gafni (UTJ). “We will not allow these heretical cults to get a foothold and make changes there.”
Maccabi Tel Aviv Wins State Cup
Legendary Israeli basketball club Maccabi Tel Aviv won its eighth consecutive State Cup Thursday with a convincing 82-68 victory over Hapoel Jerusalem at the Pais Arena in Jerusalem. Jerusalem, led by NBA veteran Amar’e Stoudemire , had been favored to win and was leading at halftime, but MTA rallied in the third and fourth quarters to clinch the title.
Hezbollah Leader Advises Israel to Shut Down Nuclear Reactor
Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the Lebanese Shi’ite terror militia Hezbollah made another bizarre webcast speech Thursday in which he warned Israel to dismantle it’s nuclear power generating reactor in Dimona, saying that if a rocket from Hezbollah or another terror militia targeting Israel were to hit it it would cause widespread devastation. Following this, he accused Israel of warmongering and threatening its neighbors.
Blues Singer Entertains Students in Lod
Popular Blues singer Roy Young was at the Lod Cultural Center on Thursday to share some music with hundreds of local high school students, both Jews and Arabs, who responded enthusiastically. The concert was organized by the US Embassy as part of Black History Month.
“One of our top goals is promoting a shared society, and one of the ways to do that is through music. The challenge as always is how do you engage the students?” remarked cultural attaché Jonathan Berger. “They will be sitting side by side, but will they engage each other? You want to push kids out of their shells. I hope we can crack their shells.”
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