In the United States only 10% of Jews consider themselves Orthodox. In Israel the Orthodox are more numerous proportionally, but 35% of Israeli Jews consider themselves "totally secular". Yet the Orthodox and Ultra-Orthodox Zionists in Israel rule the roost. Since its beginnings Israel has discriminated against religious views of the majority of U.S. Jews. If these things were done against Jews in Europe, it would be called "antisemitism". This archive of links is about what the Israeli establishment think are the "wrong kind of Jews".
Israel's Rulers Actually Despise most U.S. Jews - Anshel Pfeffer - Nov 2022
"Bizarre List" of Orthodox demands - Anshel Pfeffer
New coalition want to repeal the "Grandfather Clause" - Times of Israel
For Israel’s ultra-Orthodox leaders, MK Gilad Kariv is the key figure in a grand conspiracy theory that features Reform Judaism as Satan and scapegoat.
There is more than one way to be Jewish, says Gilad Kariv, the first Reform rabbi in Israel’s Parliament. The idea poses a challenge to the country’s Orthodox establishment.
"As a lawmaker with parliamentary immunity, Rabbi Kariv can bring them the Torah under police protection. But dozens of ultra-Orthodox opponents typically stand in his way to prevent the handover. They shout abuse and sometimes they try to rip the scroll from his hands."
Ultra-Orthodox Extremists Assault Woman for Sitting at Front of Jerusalem Bus
"When the woman declined to move, a group of 20 men began verbally berating her, and when she still refused to leave her seat they began physically assaulting her and prevented her from calling the police" - August 2022
Talk show host Irit Linur said Reform Jews don’t belong in Israel and compared them to the ultra-Orthodox Lev Tahor cult. Israel’s liberal Jewish movements are calling on her to apologize or be dismissed.
Ultra-Orthodox MK compares Reform Jews to pigs - Jerusalem Post 2021
Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef attacks Reform Judaism following High Court ruling recognizing conversions; says marriages to converts are invalid
Jerusalem Post 2021
"The Chief Rabbinate determines who may be buried in Jewish state cemeteries, limiting this right to individuals considered Jewish by Orthodox Jewish standards. "...
"The law imposes a two-year prison sentence for persons who conduct a marriage or are married in a Jewish wedding or divorce outside the Chief Rabbinate’s authority in the country."
"We have such chaos in US Jewish life due to the Reform Movement, that if you are in Israel, you cannot begin to fathom the calamity."
Harassment At A Western Wall Bar Mitzvah Renews The Fight Over Prayer Spaces In Israel
Talk show host Irit Linur said Reform Jews don’t belong in Israel and compared them to the ultra-Orthodox Lev Tahor cult. Israel’s liberal Jewish movements are calling on her to apologize or be dismissed
“The moment a Reform Jew stops following the religion of Israel, let’s say there’s a problem,”
Moment Magazine 2010
Women increasingly told they cannot sing at public events in order not to insult religious sensibilities.
‘Wandering Jews’: A Reform Community in Israel Battles for a Place to Pray
Securing civil rights for a just and egalitarian Israel based on Israeli law and Jewish tradition.
Western Wall prayer site's future is in doubt under Israel's fragile government
Supreme religious body faces growing backlash as critics compare Israel’s religious freedoms to Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan
International Middle East Media Center
Palestine Museum (Woodbridge, CT)
Haaretz (moderate with several pro-human rights columnists)
Jerusalem Post (right-wing)
Human Rights Groups
It’s report on Israel as an apartheid state
Updated report on State of Palestine
B’tselem (an Israeli group)
Jewish Voice for Peace (US)
Human Rights Watch
articles on Palestine-Israel compiled by The Struggle