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Netanyahu accused over talks with Haredim to segregate men, women

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Published: 7 June 2019

Last updated: 4 March 2024

PM rejects TV report claiming draft agreement between Likud and ultra-Orthodox parties to change law barring discriminatory separation between men and women in public

Lapid says Netanyahu turning Israel into Iran by agreeing to gender segregation (Times of Israel)
TV report uncovers draft agreement between Likud and ultra-Orthodox parties to change law barring discriminatory separation between men and women in public

Netanyahu rejects MK’s call to run Israel according to Jewish religious law (Times of Israel)
In terse tweet, PM says country will not become a ‘halacha state,’ after hardline political ally urged restoring ‘the Torah justice system’

In coalition talks, PM accepted Haredi demand for gender segregated public areas (Times of Israel)
After draft of its understandings with United Torah Judaism on issues of religion and state leaked to press, Likud claims deal was never finalised

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Photo: A barrier separates women from men at a Chabad event on Rabin Square, Tel Aviv, June 2018 (Ilan Assayag)

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