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.
Tens of thousands of Israelis have attended the funeral of ultra-Orthodox Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach who opposed religious students being made to serve in the military. There had been massive demonstrations against the draft.
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.
The government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has overcome a political crisis over military conscription to avoid a snap election. Critics accuse Netanyahu of creating a crisis to distract from corruption scandals.
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.
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