Monday, January 14, 2008

The Status of Women In Israel - Gender Segregation On Buses Infringes On Human Rights

News in Brief
Yuval Yoaz
Jan. 15, 2008

The safety of passengers on sex-segregated buses who do not wish follow the practice of men and women sitting separately must be ensured, Justices Yoram Danziger, Elyakim Rubinstein and Salim Joubran said yesterday. The justices were hearing a petition filed by author Naomi Ragen and the Israel Religious Action Center that claims that the current gender segregation on bus lines that cater chiefly to ultra-Orthodox Jews infringes on human rights. "A voluntary system that harms dozens or hundreds of women is impossible and the driver must ensure his passengers safety," Danziger said. The court will give its decision in a few days.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are the ultra-orthodox communities competing with the taliban?

January 16, 2008 11:33 PM  

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