Due to ultra-Orthodox Pressure: Magen David Adom Sets Up Panel to Dictate Religious Guidelines for Volunteers

Under pressure from ultra-Orthodox, MDA sets up committee to be headed by Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, who raised controversy by calling on Jewish residents of Safed to not rent apartments to Arabs.

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Israel's Magen David Adom has succumbed to pressure by ultra-Orthodox groups and decided to set up a rabbinical committee to dictate religious guidelines - including gender relations - for volunteers in the...