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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

Military and Security Forces: December 6, 2011

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The IDF and Ministry of Defense tried to prevent the broadcast of a video clip, in which Defense Minister, Ehud Barak and Chief of General Staff, Benny Gantz, are seen making jokes about female soldiers who participated in an IDF drill.

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Closed Society: November 29, 2011

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Members of Knesset Yaakov Katz (National Union) and Tzipi Hotovely (Likud), proposed a bill which will give orthodox soldiers immunity from disciplinary proceedings, if they refuse to participate in ceremonies featuring women singing.

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November 29th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

Closed Society: November 1, 2011

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At the “Juvenile Stage” in Tel Aviv, which belongs to “Judah and Israel” and arranges artistic activity for high school students, it is forbidden for female singers to perform to males audience.

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November 1st, 2011 at 7:54 pm

Local Government: October 18, 2011

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Jerusalem Mayor, Nir Barkat, deposed Council member Rachel Azariah from the city coalition, after she petitioned the Court against the Jerusalem municipality. In the petition, Azariah protested against the gender segregation in Mea-She’arim street.

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October 18th, 2011 at 6:26 am

Closed Society: September 28, 2011

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A young Ultra-Orthodox man demanded from a female passenger who boarded a bus in Jerusalem to move to the back of the bus. The bus driver refused to help her. The Egged public inquiries department told the woman that the driver was strictly not allowed to interfere, as long as it was not a case of harassment. This is contrary to Supreme Court rulings, and the Ministry of Transportation guidelines, which directs drivers to prevent discrimination against women in buses.

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September 28th, 2011 at 3:43 pm

Closed Society: September 27, 2011

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A Rabbinical court headed by Rabbi Dov Lior ruled that an order requiring a religious soldier to listen to women singing is a manifestly unlawful order.

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September 27th, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Closed Society: September 27, 2011

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Member of Knesset Uri Ariel (“National Union”) said that Israeli soldiers must obey their Rabbis, and that they cannot be forced to participate in events which include women singing.

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September 27th, 2011 at 12:34 pm

Political: September 13, 2011

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Deputy Minister for the Development of the Negev and Galilee, Ayoob Kara (Likud), is expected to be summoned for questioning under warning, following a complaint filed against him by a young woman, employed at the Prime Minister’s office. The woman complained that Kara sexually harassed her, assaulter her and made offensive sexual remarks to her. In response to allegations against him, Kara said he that he didn’t employ women in his office, in order not to be tempted be them.

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September 13th, 2011 at 6:17 pm

Military and Security Forces: September 6, 2011

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Cadets from the military officers academy (“Bahad 1″) deserted an official ceremony in the base, because female soldiers performed in singing as part of the ceremony.

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September 6th, 2011 at 8:29 pm