This is a story about runaway extremism. About the apathy of the local authorities and the silence of local religious leadership.
Mainstream media outlets like Reuters and CBS went to the trouble to report on the indictment while omitting the most heinous charge against Ahed
The city of Beit Shemesh is on the brink of riots — over several street signs insisting on women’s modesty.
When moderates don’t stop extremists, extremists only grow bolder. Where once there were hundreds espousing an extremist version of Judaism, there is now an entire generation being raised on hate and disrespect for Zionists, police, the army, women, and anyone not like them.