Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Something Hamas Would Approve of: Jerusalem rail firm planning to segregate carriages along gender lines
Pressure from city's ultra-orthodox Jews has already led to some bus lines confining women to the rear of vehicles
Harriet Sherwood in Jerusalem
guardian.co.uk, Monday 23 August 2010
"The company building a light railway across Jerusalem is considering segregating some carriages along gender lines to serve the city's ultra-orthodox Jewish population.
The railway, which is due to be operational next spring, could have separate compartments for men and women, Yair Naveh, the chief executive of CityPass, said today.
"The train was built to serve everyone," he said. "It is not a problem to declare every third or fourth car a mehadrin [kosher] car."......"
Also, See This From Donald Macintyre in Jerusalem, The Independent:
Rail firm suggests use of 'kosher' cars
"The company running Jerusalem's planned new light railway, already under attack for issuing a "racist" questionnaire to potential passengers, was facing fresh criticism yesterday for suggesting it would operate "kosher" men and women-only carriages....."