The BBC reports about Israel's ultra-Orthodox fight to be exempt from military service.
Among those interviewed was a student in a Bayit VeGan yeshiva.
"We are continuing the way of the Bible," says one student. "The Jewish way,
to be Jewish - this isn't just about genes or a nation, it's a religion. And the
reason we are in Israel is because of the Jewish religion. Our right to live in
Israel is because we are Jews.
"So what secular people should respect, and understand, is that what we are
doing when we study in the yeshiva is giving us all a right to be here."
In other words, learning and piety are as essential to Israel as knowing how
to handle a gun...
Read full article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19492627
As news of the death of Chris Stevens, the U.S. Ambassador to Libya has been posted at various sites, various reasons were attributed to his death.
The violence was part of a protest against an American amateur film “Innocence of Muslims” deemed offensive to the Prophet Muhammad. A similar incident took place in Cairo, Egypt’s capital.
....The attack against US citizens may also be a retaliation tactic by Gaddafi loyalists for the arrest of the regime’s former Intelligence Chief Abdullah al-Senussi, journalist Zaid Benjamin’s wrote on Twitter.
I was dismayed when an Israeli Charedi website headlined the article by stating that the ambasssador was killed: The reason - a film.....
Firstly, the reason for his death was that his time was up. Secondly, he died because gunmen fired rockets at his car.