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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