Dating in the middle east
Raised in Dorset, he holds a BA from The University of Nottingham and an MSc from Lund University School of Economics and Management.
Previously he has written about politics, economics and technology for various online publications.
Following his arrest yesterday Gopstein’s lawyer said his clients was being targeted due to “leftist extremists and Reform Jews” exerting pressure on the police.
Gopstein himself described the arrest as “nonsense” while speaking to journalists saying he did nothing wrong in wanting to prevent Jewish women from dating Arab men.
Amid an anti-gay crackdown in Egypt since a rainbow flag was hoisted at a Cairo concert, gay dating apps are sending users tips on how to protect themselves from entrapment.
The flag was raised last month at a concert headlined by Mashrou Leila, a Lebanese rock band whose singer is openly gay.
Rather, in Islamic culture, pre-marital relationships of any kind between members of the opposite sex are forbidden.
Islam believes the choice of a marriage partner is one of the most important decisions a person will make in his or her lifetime.
Police arrested the leader of the Lehave, Bentzi Gopstein, and 14 others yesterday from their homes in Israel and the occupied West Bank.
When a young person decides to get married, the following steps often take place: This type of focused courtship helps ensure the strength of the marriage by drawing upon family elders' wisdom and guidance in this important life decision.
Family involvement in the choice of a marriage partner helps assure that the choice is based not on romantic notions, but rather on a careful, objective evaluation of the compatibility of the couple.
In April, six Israelis, including two soldiers, were arrested for racist attacks against Arabs with knives.
Police said they were influenced by a Lehava video.