|11. Common Denominator - NGO Reconciliation Group [10/27/2004] Ref #11158|
Common Denominator was founded in 1996 by a team of educators, rabbis and psychologists from diverse religious, political and social backgrounds with a goal of uniting the Jewish people to work together for a better Israel.
|12. Christians in the Middle East [10/27/2004] Ref #11163|
A catalogue of persecutions and human rights abuses against Christian communities in the Middle East.
|The Peace Encyclopedia|
|13. State Dept Blasted for Praising PA 'Religious Tolerance' [10/27/2004] Ref #11164|
- Is the Palestinian Authority a model for religious tolerance? According to the State Department's annual International Religious Freedom report, the PA "generally respects religious freedom in practice," it "attempts to foster goodwill among religious leaders" and it "makes a strong effort to maintain good relations with the Christian community." But with Israel designated as a country that has "discriminatory legislation or policies disadvantaging certain religions" and PA abuses all but ignored.
|http://www.freedomhouse.org/religion/country/Israel & occupied/State b lasted.htm ()|
|14. Holy Land Christians in Peril - film [10/27/2004] Ref #11168|
This video documentary contains interviews with Christians as well as exclusive footage showing how dangerous their situation is under Islamic rule
|http://gallery.bcentral.com/Gallery/ProductDetails.aspx?GID=4906989&PI D=1722083&page=1&sortOrder=0 ()|
|15. Palestinian Denial of Jewish Holy Sites [10/27/2004] Ref #11170|
Along side the Palestinian Authority's military and terrorist attacks against the Israeli Defense Forces and Israeli civilians, the PA has escalated its physical attacks against Christian and Jewish sites and its verbal onslaught against Judaism and the Jewish right to their holy sites
|16. Jewish and Democratic Value anchor the law [10/26/2004] Ref #11147|
Supreme Court Justice Elon notes that "We are bound to anchor decisions in the values of a Jewish and democratic state."
|Menachem Elon | Justice|
|17. Israel Supreme Court decisions concerning pluralism [10/26/2004] Ref #11151|
Groundbreaking decisions of the Israel Supreme Court that have expanded pluralism in matters of religion and state.
|Israel Religious Action Center|
|18. Religion in Israel - A Consensus for Jewish Tradition [10/26/2004] Ref #11154|
Israel's Jews are not divided into two groups but into four: in Israeli terms, ultra-Orthodox (haredim), religious Zionists (datiim), traditional Jews (masortiim), and secular (hilonim). The ultra-Orthodox, those strangely (to Western eyes) garbed, black hatted Jews who are featured in all the pictures, represent only 8 percent of Israel's Jewish population.
|Daniel Elazar | Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs |
|19. Judicial System and Religious Courts [10/25/2004] Ref #11145|
The Judiciary Law of 1984 formalized the judicial structure consisting of three main types of courts: civil, religious, and military. There also are special courts for labor, insurance, traffic, municipal, juvenile, and other disputes.
|20. Freedom of Religion in Israel [10/24/2004] Ref #11137|
the lack of separation between law and religion enables the legislature, influenced by political considerations to command the support of the religious parties in the Knesset to diminish the civil rights and freedom from religion.