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Op-ed: Ariana Melamed hoping to see first haredi woman refusing to enter bus through backdoor


Ariana Melamed Published: 01.07.11

“We do not know what the direct and indirect effect of this ruling will be, yet we know that we cannot accept forced discrimination against women,” said Justice Eliyakim Rubinstein in the ruling that approved the practice of gender-segregated buses. Meanwhile, Justice Salim Joubran expressed his hope that “this ruling will bring about unification and tolerance…rather than separation and growing rifts within Israeli society.”


And as a secular woman who observes this from the sidelines and lives in a city that (for now) does not have such segregation on buses, I can only say cynically: Really. Unification and tolerance? Between who? Seculars and haredim, or haredi males and haredi females?


Under the enlightened umbrella of Israe

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Added: Jan-7-2011 
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  • according to yesterday's rulling of the high court of justice the special segreations buses (driving mostly in ortodox areas) will be allowed to have segregation between men and women.
    however the rulling also says it will not be done by using force or intimadetions, but only by the aproval of the sides (ortodox men and women).

    still this rulling cuased tramendous rage in the public here-
    the ynet coverage for example got almost 250 comments, most of them against the rulling and the phenome More..

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    • Religion scares the shit out of humanity.

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    • i find much ressemblence between them and the american Eimish (not sure about the spelling)- preserving the past with their traditions,clothing and way of life, including living in their own world which is usually disconnect from the modern one (no internet,tv, modern music ect).

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  • Surely the ultra-orthodox (haredim?) are a very small minority?

    If so, can't they run their own bus services if they don't like seculars or Arabs or Druze being near them?

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    • usually they dont have any special problem with arabs or druze, nor with secular israelis.

      if im not wrong those buses are considered in some way as their own buses, since they usually serve only ortodox population.

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  • As much as you talk about the religious intolerance, you totally ignore the secular intolerance of the religious.
    i am not condoning either ones actions, but respecting one another plays a major role.
    YNet english, there are only 14 comments.

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