Israel’s Ultra Orthodox

In September, a delicatessen near Tel Aviv that sold pork was firebombed.

SPEAKER, (Translation): The man who breeds pigs will be cursed.

A few months earlier, a planned gay pride parade in Jerusalem sparked violence by the ultra-orthodox, as reported by Israeli television.

REPORTER, (Translation): For two hours the police were being hit, trying very hard not to retaliate. In the meantime more police arrived.

Recently, news broke that Israel’s first crematorium had been firebombed.

Special Broadcasting Service: Dateline: Presented by George Negus
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