Sensitive to Haredi Sensibilities (But Not to Those of Women and Britons)

Ha’aretz reports:

Perhaps female Knesset members should get up and leave when women singers are excluded. Then the director-general would have to choose between having the Haredi MKs walk out or the female parliamentarians splitting.

Also, does he really think that a ceremony in which women are excluded is the best way of creating a favorable impression for Prime Minister Brown and his fellow Britons?

UPDATE: Here’s a much better way of handling this issue. Ultra-Orthodox Knesset members can exempt themselves from ceremonies with female singers (which, like many ceremonial sessions, most parliamentarians don’t attend anyway).

UPDATE II: Ha’aretz’s editorialist agrees with me.

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