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Settlers and Settlements: March 19, 2012

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The United Nation’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has found that settlers have completely taken over 30 of the West Bank’s water springs, and turned some of them into tourist attractions, limiting Palestinians’ access to them.  A further 26 springs are at risk of settler takeover. (OCHA PDF)

(Hebrew - Walla)

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March 19th, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Closed Society: November 18, 2011

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A group of concerned parents is trying to protest what they view as a growing  extremist bent in religious schools.  One of the group members, an employee of the Ministry of Education, was summoned for a talking-to and told to stop her activities against the Education Ministry.  One example of extremism cited by the group members is that “at the end of the year event the fathers won’t be able to see the girls perform and that there will even be separate events for boys and girls.”

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November 18th, 2011 at 11:15 pm

Economy and Society: August 16, 2011

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Ministry of Education has decided to separate boys from girls in the public-religious school “Morashah” in Petach-Tikva, in contrast to the position of PTA, and the city of Petach Tikva.

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August 16th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

Economy and Society: August 12, 2011

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Some two years ago, the education administration of the municipality of Tel-Aviv began separating Arab and Jewish students in the “Weizmann” school in Jaffa.

(Hebrew)

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August 12th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

Closed Society: June 14, 2011

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Ministry of Transportation started Driving School classes separating men from women. According to a source in the Ministry, they allow separate classes for all ultra-Orthodox men who wish to study without women: “This came up due to their sensitivity to this issue. You have to understand, the ultra-Orthodox sector have separation in their buses, and all of a sudden they come here, and sit for long hours together with secular women.”

(Hebrew)

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June 14th, 2011 at 5:06 pm

Closed Society: May 24, 2011

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A woman filed a claim against Chevra Kadisha (Jewish burial service) of Natanya. The woman claims that she was forced to stand separated from her male acquaintances, during a funeral held in the city cemetery.

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May 24th, 2011 at 4:23 pm

Education: 6 March, 2011

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The Ministry of Education is encouraging radicalization of separation between boys and girls in Religious Education Administration schools, and introduction of haredi elements into their education. The supervisor is attempting to recruit new teachers from yeshivas and Judea and Samaria settlements to replace teachers retiring from the system.

Hebrew

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March 6th, 2011 at 1:13 pm

Closed Society: 6 January, 2011

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The Supreme Court has decided that the separation between men and women on buses will become a permanent arrangement. A three-judge panel today (Thursday) adopted the arrangement initiated by the Ministry of Transportation which permits separation between men and women on Mehadrin lines – the bus routes which primarily serve the ultra-orthodox (haredi) population. Under this arrangement, the separation will be consensual, and no force or violence will be applied to women passengers. The arrangement further states that the Ministry of Transportation will enforce the arrangement with an inspection system. The decision maintains the current condition, where women do not sit in the front part of the bus on Mehadrin lines. (Hebrew)

Closed Society: 21 November, 2010

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Justice Elyakim Rubinstein stated today that the Supreme Court intends to adopt an arrangement initiated by the Ministry of Transportation, whereby the mehadrin bus lines (where women are required to sit at the back of the bus), will be operated with ministerial approval for buses which serve the ultra-orthodox (haredi) population. Under this arrangement, the Ministry of Transportation will conduct open and under-cover control of the bus lines’ operation, to prevent violence against women riding on them. The Rabbis Committee for Transportation Issues – the ultra-orthodox organization which promotes the separation between men and women on bus lines – argued that the authorization of the mehadrin bus lines should not be made conditional upon the absence of cases of violence or coercion. They say that “anyone who seeks provocations to have an excuse to change the nature of the bus lines – will find them.” (Hebrew ;)