It's a sad sad day when any community is taking a step backwards like this. In America people of color and women had to fight for equal rights to be able to go into the same stores, sit anywhere they would like on the bus, eat at the same restaurants etc. The ultra-orthodox need to learn to practice their religion within societies limitations. They are free to have their religion but must respect that others are free to have theirs too. And if a women showing her elbows is offense then don't touch her! There is plenty of room in the desert if they want to move and segregate themselves even further.
Iran's Rohani calls for more freedom of expression, says that gov't critics shouldn't be jailed (AP)
from the article: Ultra-Orthodox, Israel Police clash in Beit Shemesh; officer wounded