» 02/09/2011, 00.00
Controversy in Israel over burqa-wearing ultra-Orthodox Jews
The movement was born six years ago to fight immodesty in Israeli. There are now hundreds of "haredi" who cover themselves from head to toe. At first, conservative rabbis were in favour, now they emit warnings, especially for young girls.
Limit set on negotiations over Tzipi Livni's government
The prime minister-designate has given an ultimatum, expiring on Sunday, for a decision by the ultra-Orthodox parties. Shas asks for extension of rabbinical courts' jurisdiction, to include civil disputes between couples. The request was refused when Olmert was in office.
Women reject Taliban-like rules on bus
A group of Israeli women filed a petition with the court against requiring women to sit in the back of buses in ultra-Orthodox areas, where sit in the front and women in the back to prevent the sexes from “mixing”.
No renting houses to Arabs: 55% of Israelis agree with the Rabbis
A poll published by Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper gives an overview of popular opinion on the controversial appeal signed by over fifty rabbis to prevent the sale or rental of homes to non-Jews. Significant differences between secular and religious.
Jerusalem, clashes between police and ultra-Orthodox Jews, eight officers injured
Hundreds of protesters attacked the police overnight. Observant Jews protesting against the opening of a car park on the Jewish holy day of rest.
For Haredi parents, better prison than letting daughters in class with someone with TV at home
Israel’s High Court of Justice postpones arrest warrants against 22 mothers guilty of contempt of court for refusing to send their daughters to integrated classes. “Not a drop of racism” but there “is a set of rules” to respect, parents say. More than 100,000 Haredi invade the streets of Jerusalem in their support.
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