The Losing Battle Against Religious Extremism in Beit Shemesh

A gender-segregated meeting sponsored by the ultra-Orthodox dominated city shows that what was once a battle to 'save Beit Shemesh' has become a struggle for minority rights.

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Forcing men and women to sit separately at a city-sponsored meeting for parents in the Israeli city of Beit Shemesh might have sparked angry protests just a few years ago. But the ongoing protest by activists...