Parents of Ashkenazi girls in Immanuel to serve a two-week jail terms for refusing to implement court ruling requiring their daughters to study with Mizrahi students.
Police fear mass Haredi protests over High Court decision to jail defiant Ashkenazi parents who refuse to desegregate an ultra-Orthodox girls' school in the settlement of Immanuel.
State argues that that the underlying purpose of the allocation was not economic, but rather ideological, with the goal of encouraging religious study.
Judges strike heavy blow at Israel's ultra-orthodox Jews, ruling that funding for seminary scholars discriminates against secular students.
Thousands attend funeral of former chief Sephardi rabbi Mordechai Eliahu, who died following a prolonged illness.
Six Greeks and several others, including a Turkish woman and her 1-year-old baby, were released on Tuesday.
Though it was a private family affair, it served as a basis for renewed accusations that Haredi extremists have taken control of national sites.