Israel Brief May 10, 2013: Battle of wills at Western Wall

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Battle of wills at Western Wall

Source: Israel Hayom, 5-10-13

Women of the Wall conduct monthly prayer, this time with prayer shawls, prompting mass haredi demonstration • Haredim throw stones, trash bags at Women of the Wall • Jerusalem Police chief: Painful to see Western Wall turn into battlefield….READ MORE

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Full Text Israel Political Brief May 6-9, 2013: PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s China Visit Speeches

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PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s China Visit

Prime Minister Netanyahu will start his visit in Shanghai where he will hold a series of meetings with Chinese government leaders and business people. He will also visit local industrial plants in order to expand bilateral economic cooperation and significantly increase Israeli exports to China. On Wednesday, 8 May 2013, the Prime Minister is due to arrive in Beijing where he will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang and other senior officials.

Prime Minister Netanyahu is also due to give a lecture at a school for future leaders and give interviews to the Chinese media, as well as chat with students in order to expose the potential of the Israeli economy….READ MORE

Israel Brief May 10, 2013: Thousands of ultra-Orthodox protesting Women of the Wall prayer service in Jerusalem

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Thousands of ultra-Orthodox protesting Women of the Wall prayer service in Jerusalem

Source: Haaretz, 5-10-13

A tense stand-off in Jerusalem on Friday morning, while the Women of the Wall hold their first monthly prayer service at the Western Wall since a recent landmark ruling by the Jerusalem District Court that it is not a violation of “local custom”….READ MORE

Israel Brief May 10, 2013: Haredi women mass at Kotel for standoff with feminist group

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Haredi women mass at Kotel for standoff with feminist group

Source: The Times of Israel, 5-10-13 

Clashes erupted at Jerusalem’s Western Wall plaza early Friday morning, as thousands of ultra-Orthodox teenagers attempted to prevent the Women of the Wall from holding their monthly egalitarian prayer session at the site….READ MORE

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