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From Back of the Bus, Israeli Women Fight Segregation

January 5, 2012

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EL AVIV—For years, Israeli women have been pressured into moving to the rear of public buses serving strictly religious Jews. Now, in confrontations reminiscent of the era of Rosa Parks, women are pushing back. Israel’s Bus Battle View Slideshow European Pressphoto AgencyIsraeli women protesting a gender-segregation campaign by ultra-Orthodox Jews sat at the front of […]

Women defy Haredi bus segregation efforts in Jerusalem & Ramat Gan, Ultra-Orthodox Haredim protest JewishNewsOne

January 2, 2012

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American Girl Target of Extremist Jews in Israel

December 27, 2011

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Orthodox Israelis Spit On Whorish 8-Year-Old Girl For Going To School

December 27, 2011

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An American girl attempting to walk to her Jewish school in Israel is subjected to daily taunting and physical intimidation so bad that she says it makes her afraid to go to school. Her tormenters aren’t fellow children, but rather adult men upset by the presence of the “immodest” girls attending school in their ultra-Orthodox […]

Israeli city braces for 10,000-strong protest against exclusion of women

December 27, 2011

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Ultra-Orthodox clashed with police officers, calling them Nazis over course of Monday; at least six were arrested or detained for questioning. Ultra-Orthodox men in Beit Shemesh trying to keep police from removing a sign ordering women to walk on the other side of the street – for the third time this week. Photo by Olivier […]

Israeli women fight back against Jerusalem billboard vandals

December 2, 2011

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Women in UK and US urged to send photographs of themselves to counter ultra-orthodox campaign against images of women Harriet Sherwood in Jerusalem Shira Ben-Sasson Furstenberg: We’re experiencing a snowball effect.’ Photograph: New Israel Fund Jewish women in the Britain and the US are being urged to send photographs of themselves holding signs saying “women […]

When ‘modest’ becomes extreme

December 2, 2011

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When the ‘Taliban women’ phenomenon finally reached Mea She’arim, the rabbis of the extremist Edah Haredit took notice and condemned it. But what was it that initially drove ultra-Orthodox women to cover themselves up almost hermetically? Young girls on a Jerusalem street. Photo by Alex Levac His tall stature and dress – the striped robe […]