Israeli leaders, rabbis decry effort to seat women in rear of buses
Ultra-Orthodox persist in defying 2010 court ruling
Israel’s political leaders and chief rabbis yesterday condemned persistent efforts by ultra-Orthodox Jewish men to shunt Israeli women to the back of public buses, a year after the country’s Supreme Court outlawed the practice. The outcry came in reaction to an Israeli woman’s experience of being asked to move to the back of a bus, which was posted on Facebook and became a cause celebre in the Israeli media yesterday. The case drew a rebuke from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.