Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Boom! (1985)

February 4, 1985

(1985) Dry Bones cartoon: unrest, demonstrations, Haredim, Secular, sexism, anti-female
Today's Golden Oldie is from 1985.

The "BOOM!" in Israel these days is the snowballing story of a cultural war against Israeli society by elements of the population that want public buses and sidewalks to be segregated between men and women.

It is portrayed by the media as a battle for Israel's future.
They may be right.

The "latest" as I write this:

Haredim riot in Beit Shemesh after segregation signs removed
Dozens of haredim riot, hurl stones as officers, municipal inspectors remove signs calling for women's exclusion; some signs already put back up; municipality to install hundreds of security cameras.

"Police forces accompanied by Beit Shemesh municipal inspectors removed public signs calling for segregation between men and women in the city on Sunday. This prompted dozens of haredim to crowd around the officers. They hurled stones and cursed the officers. Some haredim called police "Nazis." There were no reports of injury."-more

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