Attitudes Toward the “Other”

-A majority of Israeli public feels religious and secular Jews ought to live in separate neighborhoods. (Ynet)

-A new poll looks at Arab and Jewish attitudes toward integration, with about half the Israeli Jewish public objecting to Arabs’ living in Jewish neighborhoods. (Haaretz)

-A new report asserts that Israeli Jews are becoming more racist toward Israeli Arabs. (Haaretz)

-Vivian Eden decries the scorn and disrespect that so many religious Jews in Israel have for the secular Jews. (Haaretz)

-And another religious woman describes “numerous humiliations� that occurred when she refused to move to the back of an Egged bus. And when she tried to argue the Jewish law, the Haredi man would not hear of it from her: “This is a religious ruling – one must not hear lessons from a woman.� (Ynet)

Related

Discover More

How “Hatikvah” (The Hope) Became Israel’s National Anthem

The surprising history of one of modern Judaism's most important songs.

The Sephardic Exodus to the Ottoman Empire

How Jews fleeing Spain and Portugal transformed the region.

Israeli Settlements: Questions and Answers

An overview of these Jewish communities in the West Bank — and why they are so controversial.