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Closed Society: December 25, 2011

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In Beit Shemesh, dozens of Haredi men cursed and threw stones at municipal inspectors that removed signs ordering women to cross the street.

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December 25th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

Closed Society: December 25, 2011

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Channel 2 reporter, Shai Gal, and his film crew, were assaulted in Beit Shemesh while filming the harassment of women in the city.  The Jerusalem Police District has said that the journalists were attacked by several dozen Haredi men, and stones were thrown at their vehicle, which was damaged.  One of the crew members sustained a light injury to his hand and was treated by a Magen David Adom crew.

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December 25th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

Internal Security: December 16, 2011

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The no. 451 bus from Ashdod to Jerusalem was stopped by ultra-orthodox men because a woman was seated in the front seat of the bus.  A police officer who arrived at the scene asked the woman, Tanya Rosenblit, to respect the wishes of the other passengers and sit in the back of the bus.

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December 16th, 2011 at 11:34 pm

Media: December 14, 2011

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Utlra-Orthodox newspaper ”Yated Ne’eman” published an article supporting the exclusion of women. The paper argued that the separation between men and women in the extermination camps proves that this separation is natural.

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December 14th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

Closed Society: December 13, 2011

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The management of the Technion’s gym decided to designate specific hours in which men could use the facility separately, following a request of the Students’ Union.

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December 13th, 2011 at 5:16 pm

Closed Society: December 13, 2011

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In a Jerusalem Hebrew University sports facility, women were asked to leave and stay outside, while men were swimming in the pool. On the other hand, while there are women only in the pool, men are allowed to go in.

(Hebrew)

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December 13th, 2011 at 5:06 pm

Closed Society: December 12, 2011

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Ultra-Orthodox neighborhood rabbis in Jerusalem are threatening to employ modesty patrols which will implement gender separation in polling stations for the upcoming community administration elections.

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December 12th, 2011 at 11:55 pm