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Jerusalem - Israel Orders Investigation Into Bus Segregation Incident

Published on: December 18, 2011 08:59 AM
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A billboard sign stating that woman must enter the public bus from the "second" door, while men enter from the main front door. Dec 4 2011. Photo by Uri Lenz/FLASH90A billboard sign stating that woman must enter the public bus from the "second" door, while men enter from the main front door. Dec 4 2011. Photo by Uri Lenz/FLASH90

Jerusalem - Israel Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz ordered on Sunday an investigation into an incident last week during which a young woman traveling on an Egged refused to submit to haredi passengers’ demands that she move to the back of the bus.

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The investigation will check whether the bus driver and Egged company violated the Transportation Ministry’s policy on gender segregation.


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 Dec 18, 2011 at 09:19 AM MosheM Says:

And the incitement continues. Tznius becomes segregation. Lol

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 Dec 18, 2011 at 12:37 PM gogreen Says:

If israel is calling this segregation then all writes reserved for Hillary Clinton

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 Dec 18, 2011 at 12:49 PM rebchuna Says:

haha! hear the story from a passenger on the bus
after being kindly asked to move, instead of saying no, she jumped up, took out a camera ready to take pictures of men screaming at her, but none did, so she started shouting that she will sing & undress to make the journey interesting, so the driver called the police to shut her up!!!

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 Dec 18, 2011 at 01:07 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
MosheM Says:

And the incitement continues. Tznius becomes segregation. Lol

It isn't tzniyus. Where in halacha does it say that women must be in the back of the bus? That they must give up their seats?
What about pregnant women--- should they have to stand so that more men can have seats???
This is segregation!!! It is a public bus and should be treated as such!

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 Dec 18, 2011 at 02:12 PM shvigger Says:

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Anonymous Says:

It isn't tzniyus. Where in halacha does it say that women must be in the back of the bus? That they must give up their seats?
What about pregnant women--- should they have to stand so that more men can have seats???
This is segregation!!! It is a public bus and should be treated as such!

You don't seem too informed, do you. Do you realize that Egged will NOT give up its monopoly to let the frum citizens run their own private bus company?

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 Dec 18, 2011 at 06:54 PM stamfordhilly Says:

Everythin has been taken out of context, most time the women anyway take the 2nd door because they have carriages! And btw the back always has more room! For some odd reason there 'mens' department is always full!

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 Dec 18, 2011 at 09:32 PM Anonymous Says:

Stop providing these cave people with busses. end of story.

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