Istanbul (Aftenposten): Gender-segregated buses and separate shower times for men. Israeli women fear that the country will become like Iran.
The short version
- Women’s rights in Israel are under pressure, with reports of increased gender discrimination in public transportation and public spaces.
- Secular citizens of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition government, known as the most conservative and religious government in Israel’s history, fear the introduction of stricter religious laws and regulations.
- Secular groups and women’s organizations are fighting the government’s proposed reforms. Some fear that Israel will become a theocratic state, similar to Iran, if the influence of the religious continues to grow.
The abstract was created with the help of artificial intelligence (AI) and quality assurance by Aftenposten journalists.
Israel is a free country where no one can determine who can use public transportation, and where no one can dictate where to sit.
This is what Benjamin Netanyahu said this week. Why should the prime minister reassure people that everyone will be allowed to ride the bus?
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