International Institute for Religious Freedom

Bonn – Cape Town – Colombo

Israel

Reports

Israel: Young Turkish Jews emigrating due to anti-Semitism, tensions with Israel

Taken from USCIRF Daily News Digest - October 23, 2013

Israel: Vandals damage graves in Jerusalem, in latest attack against Christians

Christian leaders in Israel are up in arms over what they say is a string of relentless attacks on church properties and religious sites - most recently the desecration of a historic Protestant cemete...

Suspect arrested in Latrun Monastery arson

Nearly a year after the Latrun Monastery was torched and vandalized and following Undercover investigation, Israel police have arrested Moshe Orbach, a 22-year-old Ultra-Orthodox man from central Isra...

Israeli police intolerant of Christianity

The Israeli authorities are growing increasingly intolerant of Christianity in the country, responding inadequately to violent attacks against the faith by Jewish extremists, a senior Vatican official...

Mosque fire in Israel blamed on Jewish extremists

A mosque in a Bedouin village in northern Israel was set on fire and graffiti sprayed on its walls overnight on Monday, locals said, in an attack blamed on Jewish extremists.

Israel court grants author's request to register 'without religion'

After brief deliberations on the eve of last week's Rosh Hashanah holiday, a Tel Aviv judge ruled that Israeli author Yoram Kaniuk could register his official religious status as "without religion."