Especially considering not only the social aspect and basic rights of women, but security concerns as well. It's nice that we have France as an anchor to lean on, but that won't stop Israel bashers from crying apartheid. Heh, I guess France is apartheid too in that case.
Supreme Court rejects plea for freeze on expansion of asylum seekers' detention (Haaretz)
from the article: After France, Israel considers 'banning the burqa'