Dizengoff effect: Following a court ruling that erecting partitions on Yom Kippur in Tel Aviv is illegal, the Kfar Saba Meretz faction wrote to the mayor today (Thursday) demanding that the events planned for segregation in the public space in Kfar Saba not take place.
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They wrote in the letter: "We have been informed that as part of the events there is an intention to approve the existence of gender segregation in the public sphere by placing high partitions in the areas where the events are held.
"Placing such barriers in a completely public area and at an event intended for all residents of the city constitutes religious coercion for all intents and purposes and a significant violation of women's rights in the city's public space."
Meretz Kfar Saba concludes: "There is no justification for holding the events in the framework that the municipality plans to carry them out, which is offensive to such a wide public in the city that does not require gender separation and does not need it.
"You must announce that the Tishrei holiday events will not be held under any circumstances in gender segregation in the city and instruct the municipality to stop supporting such events in the public space intended for everyone regardless of religious outlook or type of belief."
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