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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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The local Council of Misgav and the Ministry of Education do not allow parents in the Eshchar community to run a unique education program in the community, for secular and religious children to study together.

(Hebrew)

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August 31st, 2011 at 5:28 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

Police: 2nd November, 2010

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The secular protest march, scheduled to pass through Bnei Brak – an ultra Orthodox city – on Thursday, will likely be postponed (Hebrew) to another date. This, after the police refused to approve the march’s route, and suggested instead an alternate route in the outskirts of the city. A representative of the organizers, attorney Gil Solomon, said in response: “It is unacceptable for the police to secure the route of the pride parade in Jerusalem, and of the right-wing demonstration in Umm Al-Fahm, but refuse to secure reserve soldiers who want to express their democratic right to demonstrate in a major city in Israel.”

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November 2nd, 2010 at 4:18 pm

Closed Society: 27 October, 2010

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The Minister of Housing, Ariel Atyas, said (Hebrew) he would not allow his children to meet with secular young people for purposes of introduction and exchanging views. Atyas said so during a convention of the Gesher association, which dealt with habitations of ultra-Orthodox, Orthodox, and secular people.

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October 27th, 2010 at 11:11 am