Israeli Bus Company Fined for Sending Women to Back of Bus

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Egged, Israel's largest bus company, is fined $1,070 by the Rishon Lezion Magistrate Court for gender discrimination and for violating a High Court of Justice’s ruling rejecting forced segregation of men and women in the public sphere.

Egged's segregation of men and women has been in response to the demands of ultra-orthodox Jews whose numbers and influence have been growing in Israel. These Jews demand the removal of women from public view in much the same way extremist Muslims do.

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Israel's Rosa Parks: Tanya Rosenblit refuses Ultra-Orthodox Haredi demand to sit in the back of bus

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