The Israeli Supreme Court ruling on the application of the Law of Return threatens ultimate dilution of the political power of Israel’s Orthodox religious parties, and thus has the potential to shake up the upcoming election’s dynamics.
“They never allowed us to step outside. We were not given food for three days at a stretch if we forgot a Bible passage.”
Forcibly converted to Christianity, hung by the wrists from a ceiling fan, starved for days and beaten mercilessly for failing to recite Bible passages — this is what a nine-year-old boy said he had to endure at an illegal shelter. He was among 30 children, all from poor families, rescued on December 29 after police raided two homes run by the