Israeli Group Petitions High Court Against State-sanctioned Gender Segregation in Schools

Be Free Israel says that parents, not state, should foot bill for separate elementary school classes.

The Be Free Israel (Israel Hofshit) movement, which advocates freedom from religion, petitioned the High Court of Justice Monday against the Education Ministry decision to use its budget to fund gender separation in the state religious elementary schools. According to the petition, the decision, to be implemented already in the coming school year, reflects "the education minister's...