Discrimination on buses - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 06.01.11 | 14:23 (IST)

    I was recently visiting Israel. 3 times I was asked to sit in the back of the bus by passengers, not the driver. As a visitor, I do not know where to get off the bus and I generally felt more comfortable sitting in the front of the bus so the driver could tell me when we reached my stop. On these "segregated" buses I was made to feel uncomfortable by the male passengers. These are public buses, and everyone has the right to sit where they want. I understand why they want to sit separately, but as an American (who learned about Rosa Parks and civil rights) I felt discriminated against. The ultra orthodox need to understand other people's feelings too. If they need to sit separately they should have their own privately owned buses where they could make the rules.

    from the article: High Court: Gender segregation legal on Israeli buses - but only with passenger consent
    First published 11:25 06.01.11 | Last updated 11:25 06.01.11
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