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April 4th, 2012
07:31 PM ET

The little team that could

The tiny town of Kiryat Shmona in Israel wins the Israeli football league title. CNN's Matthew Chance takes us to one of their matches.

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Sectarian divide in Israel
January 6th, 2012
06:12 PM ET

Sectarian divide in Israel

Last week, we told you about the nasty sectarian battle brewing in Israel between ultra-Orthodox extremists and more moderate religious Jews. Well as Kevin Flower reports, the debate definitely isn’t going away.

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Religious Extremism in Israel
December 29th, 2011
06:08 PM ET

Religious Extremism in Israel

An ultra-Orthodox man has been arrested and charged with sexual harassment in Jerusalem. Moshe Fuchs allegedly called a 19-year-old female Israeli soldier a "prostitute" and a gentile when she refused to move to the back of a segregated bus earlier this week. The incident highlights the simmering debate over gender segregation playing out in Israel right now. We addressed the issue and the face-off between ultra-Orthodox Jews and more moderate religious Jews during Thursday's show.

Take A Look:

CNN's Kevin Flower reports on the situation playing out in Beit Shemesh:

Rabbi Dov Lipman leads a protest against religious extremism in the Israeli city of Beit Shemesh:

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