Aug 23

👉🏽 Times of Israel reporting that extremist Religious Zionism’s Simcha Rothman filed a restraining order against hundreds of protesters, claiming they were disrupting his family vacation. The suit was rejected by the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court, which ruled that protests were legitimate, as Rothman is a public figure.

👉🏽 Thursday night the Haredi city of Bnei Brak will be visited by a protest defending women’s rights, after a recent spate of gender discriminatory incidents: Several women on buses have been told to sit at the back, and on Sunday Haredim set fire to tires on four buses in Jerusalem to protest bus ads with photos of women depicted.

👉🏽Coalition requests to delay the high court hearing on reasonableness past the September 12 date were denied; the court has a timetable, in part because of several justices imminently retiring.