Hundreds across Israel protest against religious marginalization of women in Jerusalem

13.11.2011                      16.Cheschwan. 5772

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Hundreds across Israel protest against religious marginalization of women in Jerusalem

Protest follows trend towards excluding women from billboard advertising in Jerusalem, so as not to offend members of the ultra-Orthodox community.

Hundreds of demonstrators around the country sang in protest on Friday against the exclusion of women from public areas.
The protest, at 11 A.M. on 11/11/11, follows a trend toward excluding women from billboard advertising in Jerusalem, so as not to offend members of the ultra-Orthodox community. Also, during Sukkot last month, men and women were separated on a street in the city's Mea She'arim neighborhood….