High Court: haredi parties must explain why women are banned from party lists

The High Court of Justice has ordered haredi political parties United Torah Judaism and Shas, along with the Election Commission, to explain within 75 days why haredi parties prevent women from standing for election to the Knesset in response to two legal suits on the issue.

The petitions come against a background of increasing pressure on the haredi parties over their policy, based on religious principles, not to allow women on their electoral lists for general elections.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/High-Court-haredi-parties-must-explain-why-women-are-banned-from-party-lists-471257

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