Beauty queen Doron Matalon was called a ‘prostitute’ when she refused to move to the back of a Jerusalem bus. She talks to the Forward about her fight against sexual harassment in Israel.
In the ultra-Orthodox world, sex is rarely discussed and young people get no education about their own bodies. Margaux Chetrit says this can lead to improper expressions of sexuality.
Israel’s cabinet approved a draft law on Sunday to abolish wholesale exemptions from military duty granted to Jewish seminary students, stoking ultra-Orthodox anger over the break with tradition.
Israel’s new government says it has a plan to draft ultra-Orthodox men into the army. But any change won’t happen soon — if ever.
Most secular Israelis want the ultra-Orthodox to serve in the army. But drafting them into the ranks could have unintended negative consequences for female soldiers.