August 24

👉🏽 Tonight 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. Local rabbis have directed Bnei Brel residents not to engage with demonstrators.

👉🏽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.

👉🏽 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.

👉🏽 Tel Aviv just announced separate swimming in a municipal pool.

👉🏽 Shas Interior Minister Moshe Arbel approved a food voucher plan that supposedly offers vouchers to Haredi families at the expense of Holocaust survivors and others. (Haaretz reporting)

👉🏽 Jewish Power National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir on Channel 12, as quoted in Times of Israel: “My right, and my wife’s and my children’s right, to get around on the roads in Judea and Samaria, is more important than the right to movement for Arabs.”

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