Yoel Marcus, I have to thank you for your insight into this issue. Yoel Marcus writes ...For a country working to bring Jews from around the world together, the Haredim are taking us back to the Middle Ages. "Racism" of this kind has almost entirely disappeared within the secular community. A huge number of "mixed" marriages are seen throughout the country, with the question of which community the bride or groom is from almost a thing of the past - or at least on the path to extinction. ...this is the Israel that we all can start to support. The true meaning of "Israeli" has my support ...the world can be a better place; we can make this world a better place.
Flogged Saudi blogger Raif Badawi named International Writer of Courage (Reuters)
from the article: Analysis / The ultra-Orthodox are returning Israel to the middle ages