Don't stop idealistic young love. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • NWR
    • 04.03.12 | 10:59 (IST)

    There should be a proper policy to end forced marriages mentioned in the article. Raising the marriage age to 18 would probably just mean that forced marriages would occur two years later. Forced marriages are contrary to Muslim law as well as Jewish and Christian law, and there apparently, as implied in the article, need to be constructive discussions between the government and the appropriate religious authorities about ending forced marriages. However, I am absolutely against preventing sixteen-year olds, or even fifteen-year olds from getting married if they want to. To prevent young marriages is a serious infringement of young peoples' human rights. Again, the important thing is to ensure marriage is only ever a free choice. Doubtless, those who would like legislation preventing young marriages, have a socio-political agenda which favours and encourages public acceptance of teenage and pre-marital sexual relations, which, however, is obviously at variance with the wishes of many young people, in particular, religious young people often from religious families.

    from the article: Israeli MKs to vote this week on plans to raise marriage age to 18
    First published 01:15 04.03.12 | Last updated 01:15 04.03.12
Haaretz Headlines
Masked Jewish settlers clash with Palestinians in the West Bank, Sept. 20, 2011.

Why can't Shin Bet stop the 'Jewish underground'?

The Shin Bet security service’s claim that a ‘pacifier-and-diaper’ underground is behind recent Jewish terror attacks strains credibility.

The Knesset, empty of religious and right-wing MKs.

Right-wing MKs boycott anti-Jewish-terror meeting

No members of religious parties attended session, initiated by center-left parties after murders of Jewish teen, Palestinian child. Min. Erdan: 'I don’t remember anyone being outraged because of Arab incitement.'

U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz briefs Israeli reporters on Iran deal. August 3, 2015.

'If I were Israeli, I would support the Iran deal'

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, who played pivotal role in negotiations with Iran, tries to address Israeli fears of nuclear accord.

Samuel Pisar and his wife Judith, in a file photo from October 2, 2012.

Holocaust survivor's life was his triumph over evil

He emerged from a boyhood in Nazi death camps to become an influential adviser to world leaders, a celebrity lawyer and the head of a remarkable family.