War against women/god problem in Israel: no women allowed

I’d rather be here in NYC than in Alabama with my canned peas, but I’d rather be in Alabama than in Israel: Newspaper in Israel Scrubs Women From a Photo of Paris Unity Rally – NYTimes.com.

The salient statement:

“It is rather embarrassing when, at a time that the Western world is rallying against manifestations of religious extremism, our extremists manage to take the stage,” Allison Kaplan Sommer commented on a blog for Israel’s left-leaning newspaper Haaretz. She berated HaMevaser for “denying the fact that in the wider world, beyond the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, women do stand on the world stage and shape events.”

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