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Closed Society: February 7, 2013

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Police suspect that Haredi community leaders prescribed castration medication to a pedophile from the community in order to prevent rape complaints from reaching the secular authorities. (Times of Israel)

(Hebrew – Walla!)

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February 7th, 2013 at 11:28 am

Closed Society: December 25, 2012

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A 15 year old Arab youth from East Jerusalem was moderately injured during an assault by ultra-Orthodox youths. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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December 25th, 2012 at 11:42 am

Closed Society: February 29, 2012

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A 70-year-old Ultra-Orthodox woman from Jerusalem was brutally attacked by a number of Ultra-Orthodox men claiming that she is a Christian missionary.

(Hebrew)

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February 29th, 2012 at 5:38 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

Closed Society: December 14, 2011

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Many taxi stations in Jerusalem will not employ Arab drivers.  The stations claim that members of the Haredi (ultra-orthodox) community will not use a taxi company that employs Arab drivers.

(Hebrew)

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December 14th, 2011 at 7:32 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.

(Hebrew)

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December 12th, 2011 at 11:55 pm

Closed Society: October 11, 2011

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The city of Modi’in will only allow residents of the city to enter the park during the Sukkot holiday events. The goal of this restriction is to prevent the ultra-Orthodox residents of nearby Modi’in-Illit from entering the park.

(Hebrew)

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October 11th, 2011 at 4:15 pm

Closed Society: August 31, 2011

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Modi’in residents call upon the City to charge admission money to the Anava park, with the hope of denying entry of the ultra-Orthodox visitors, who come from other localities in the region, such as Ramat Beit Shemesh and Modi’in Illit.

(Hebrew)

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August 31st, 2011 at 5:44 pm

Closed Society: July 20, 2011

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In the town Modi’in Illit, “modesty patrols” were set up to warn and act against Orthodox women not dressed modestly enough, in their opinion.

(Hebrew)

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July 20th, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Closed Society: July 19, 2011

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In the ”Be’er Hatorah” Yeshiva in Beit Shemesh, Sephardi yeshiva students were not allowed to practice rituals in the Sephardi way, and they were forced to practice them the Ashkenazi way.

(Hebrew)

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July 19th, 2011 at 7:13 pm