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Sundown: Ultra-Orthodox Protest Integration

Plus politicizing genocide, and more

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Protesters in Jerusalem today.(AP/NYT)

• Ultra-Orthodox protesters were out en masse in Jerusalem in response to a Supreme Court decision forcing a religious girls’ school to let Sephardim study alongside Ashkenazim. [AP/NYT]

• The European Union joined the United States in imposing its own, especially tough sanctions on Iran, particularly targeting its energy sector. [Ynet]

• The former head of the main Syrian synagogue in Deal, New Jersey, pleaded guilty to federal money-laundering charges. [APP]

• James Besser speaks out against the practice of tethering affirmation or denial of the Armenian genocide to Turkey’s behavior. [Political Insider]

This has been my favorite goal of the World Cup Finals so far: Brazil’s first against North Korea yesterday (Brazil won 2-1).

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I realize that one has nothing to do with the other. HOWEVER, why would any group of people think twice about accepting the Jews when the two main groups dont even get along with each other. Personally i would love to spend more time learning about Sephardi traditions and truly much less about the ultra orthodox ashkenaz in Jerusalem who seem to find tremendous amounts of time to cause disgusting total upheaval in the country. Perhaps Israel would be better off deporting them, but i dont know of any country that would willingly accept them. Perhaps sending them to syria? lebanon? saudi arabia? having them in the midst there would certainly cause the downfall of their country.

david says:

This is aver false and superficial reporting of an important story. The conficlt is over religiuos values not discrmination. The Slonin Chassidim want a school that reflects their principles and customs. Sefardim who want to follow their standards are welcome. In this case it and is imposing its will by Judicial fiat. This is outrageous. Some of those jailed were Sefardim.

The Supreme Court, is body that is not elected, or even appointed with public review. A closed committee of three sitting justices, two government ministers and representatives of the bar association pick the judes. There is no public debate or review by the Knesset. Its an inside job. If you don’t follow the activist liberal philosphy than you have no chance of becoming a justice-just ask Ruth Gavison.

The court is composed of almost all secular judges( except on token very modern orthodox judge)

The first thing the Supreme Court should do stop the racism on the court, open up the selection process for public review, appoint justices that are not just WASP, White, Ashkenazi, Secular with Protezzia.Then with court of some balance, including religious justices, find compromise instead of imposing a secular perspective on a Chassidic group that only wants to follow its customs.

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