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Ultra-Orthodox Jews attack woman in Israeli town

JERUSALEM — A group of ultra-Orthodox men attacked a woman on Tuesday as she put up posters in an Israeli town that has become a flashpoint for tensions between religious and secular Jews, police said. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the incident occurred in Beit Shemesh, which lies 30 kilometres…

Ultra-Orthodox Jews wear Holocaust garb at religious protest

Hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Jews, some wearing yellow stars or the uniforms of Holocaust death camp inmates, demonstrated Saturday against what they called media attacks against them over their efforts to segregate the sexes in public. The bearded men and young boys in Jerusalem’s ultra-Orthodox Mea Shearim neighbourhood were ostensibly gathered…

Jewish gender segregation campaign turns violent

Extra Israeli police patrolled the streets of a small town nearJerusalem on Monday after a campaign by ultra-Orthodox Jews to segregate men and women erupted into violence. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said that a man from the town ofBeit Shemesh was arrested on Monday over an assault on Sunday on a TV crew filming…

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