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Closed Society: March 1, 2012‎

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The secretariat of Haredi[?] settlement Haresha in the south Hebron hills rejected an IDF force of female soldiers sent as guards. Residents of Haresha will guard the area until the IDF sends a force of male soldiers only.

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March 1st, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Military and Security Forces: February 20, 2012

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Haredi soldiers have applied to the IDF’s Chief Rabbi for exemptions from events in which women sing, claiming that women’s singing arouses “thoughts about women.”

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February 20th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

Closed Society: February 19, 2012

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In an ad for toy store chain “Kfar HaSha’ashuim,” which displays Purim costumes, the faces of girls modeling the costumes have been obscured.

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February 19th, 2012 at 8:21 pm

Military and Security Forces: February 8, 2012

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A number of civilian rabbis arrived at a secret navy base in order to stop a special educational activity about Tu BiShvat which was given by female instructors, following an urgent appeal from Haredi soldiers from the Naval Nahal Haredi project.

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February 8th, 2012 at 11:02 pm

Closed Society: January 30, 2012

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HMO Maccabi Health Services is organizing a blood donation drive for men only in Ashdod.

 

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January 30th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Media: January 27, 2012

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Reshet Bet talk show host Ayala Hasson exposed a case which occurred in a senior government bureau, where a female employee was transferred from her position because a senior man in the bureau could not contain his desire for her.  The female employee’s dismissal was intended to prevent the man’s entanglement in a sexual harassment case.  Hasson used the case as a positive example of a possible solution to such a situation in the workplace.  Political commentator Hanan Kristal explained that the dismissal of the female employee was necessary, and Yossi Levy, former media adviser to the Prime Minister, also approved of the dismissal.

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January 27th, 2012 at 11:22 pm

Closed Society: January 26, 2012‎

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The face of [female] journalist, Sivan Rahav-Meir, was intentionally blurred on a municipal advertisement intended for Rehovot’s religious public.

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January 26th, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Closed Society: January 26, 2012‎

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Kobi Levi, a senior journalist in the Shas party magazine “from day to day”, claimed in his weekly column that promiscuity in the IDF is responsible for its failures. He gives as examples of promiscuity the “marginalization” of religious soldiers who refuse to hear women singing and the appointment of women to senior positions in the IDF. He wrote that “the loose army, despite its promiscuity, cannot undermine the heavenly protection we gain through Torah studies”.

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January 26th, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Closed Society: January 20, 2012

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A religious weekly bulletin, ”In love and faith”, distributed in hundreds of synagogues, published a picture of the Fogel family, murdered in the settlement of Itamar, but blurred the face of the mother of the family, Ruth Fogel, for modesty reasons.  The bulletin is published by the “Meir Institute”, which has a policy of refraining from publishing images of women.

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January 20th, 2012 at 11:07 pm

Military and Security Forces: January 1‎‏9‏‎, 2012‎

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A female soldier serving on an Israeli Navy missile boat was sent away from the boat after complaining that a colleague sexually assaulted her.

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January 19th, 2012 at 1:16 pm