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15 Kislev 5760 - November 24, 1999 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly








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Terrible Incitement Against the Chareidi Community
by B. Rabinowitz and Betzalel Kahn

A severe publicity campaign was waged against the chareidi community on Monday 13 Kislev by both the Right and the Left in the wake of the demonstration held last Sunday in Beit Shemesh to protest of the opening of pork stores throughout the city. The campaign was headed by Meretz MKs, but they were joined by Knesset members from the Likud.

Hope for the 13 Arrested Iranian Jews
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

The head of Teheran's Revolutionary Court has suggested a possible compromise in the case of 13 Jews charged with espionage, saying that Iran must consider its national interests.

State Comptroller may Launch Raviv Probe After "Bombshell" In Committee Meeting
by Nina Gilbert and Yated Ne'eman Staff

State Comptroller Eliezer Goldberg may conduct a probe into the government's operation of General Security Service agent Avishai Raviv, after coming under pressure yesterday from the members of the Knesset State Audit Committee. Earlier, former MK Chanan Porat startled those in attendance at Monday's meeting when he revealed new information on the relationship between the General Security Service, Avishai Raviv, and Yigal Amir.

Shuvu Students Questioned by Police in Nahariya for "Truancy"
by Moshe Schapiro

The unthinkable has happened -- Israeli police officials have begun calling in parents of Shuvu students for interrogation at police headquarters. The summons includes an initial fine of 2,000 shekels, or $450. If convicted of criminal charges, students and parents will face steeper fines and perhaps even a jail sentence as the Israeli Education Ministry carries out its campaign to close Shuvu schools in the north whose success threatens the government school system.

Tal Committee Chareidi Representatives Walk Out
by Mordecai Plaut and Yated Ne'eman Staff

Chareidi representatives on the Tal Committee to determine a policy for draft deferral for yeshiva students walked out last week in protest just before a number of soldiers of the Nachal Hachareidi were about to enter the room. The Nachal Hachareidi is a framework for chareidi men within the Nachal units of the IDF.

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