The Hillel Center in Jerusalem helps people begin new lives outside Israel's ultra-Orthodox communities. Many who land there have been rejected by their families for being gay.
Israel's health minister, who is also head of an ultra-orthodox Jewish party, has resigned from his post in protest at rail work carried out on the Sabbath. PM Netanyahu's government, however, is not in immediate danger.
Thousands of people joined this year's Gay Pride march in Jerusalem amid a heavy police presence. Ultra-Orthodox Jews staged a counterdemonstration against same-sex couples' right to adopt.
Israel's ultra-Orthodox Jews took to the streets of Jerusalem after a court struck down a law that shielded them from serving in the army. Several of the protesters were arrested for scuffling with the police.
Israel's Supreme Court has ruled that a law exempting ultra-Orthodox Jews from military service is unconstitutional. The ruling may raise tensions between secular and religious Jews.
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