Due to ultra-Orthodox pressure: || Magen David Adom sets up panel to dictate religious guidelines for volunteers
Under pressure from ultra-Orthodox, MDA sets up committee to be headed by Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, who raised controversy by calling on Jewish residents of Safed to not rent apartments to Arabs.
Israel's Magen David Adom has succumbed to pressure by ultra-Orthodox groups and decided to set up a rabbinical committee to dictate religious guidelines - including gender relations - for volunteers in the rescue service.
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