July 1, 2022

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Israel Railways to compensate woman forced to change car

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The Jerusalem Magistrates Court has permitted a settlement in which Israel Railways and Danel, which gives the guards for the trains, will pay back NIS 16,000 payment to Maya Melitz. She was sitting down in a motor vehicle on her way to do the job in 2018 and was informed by the safety guard, in contravention of the legislation, to alter cars and trucks immediately after a congregation of guys started their morning (Shacharit) prayers.

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The two get-togethers agreed that, “devoid of admitting the allegations of the sides,” Melitz would obtain the payment, and all Israel Railways staff members and company providers will acquire explicit guidelines that they have no appropriate in legislation to instruct passengers to modify their seats, even if prayers are getting put in a carriage.

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Melitz claimed, “I am satisfied and very pleased to protest in opposition to the exclusion of females. I hope that from now, likely ahead, all girls can sit in any spot that they want devoid of any fears.”

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Adv. Miri Nachias of the Israel Spiritual Action Middle (IRAC) of the Reform Movement and Israel Women’s Community (IWN) lawful department director Adv. Gali Zinger represented Melitz and said, “This important and significant ruling that was handed down today is a different step in the uncompromising campaign by IRAC and IWN versus the exclusion of ladies.”

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They additional, “The ruling establishes what ought to be crystal clear in our society, that railway staff could not instruct or even question girls to move due to the fact their presence bothers some man, even when male travellers pick out to pray in the carriage. It is distressing that we are continue to pressured to fight in excess of this in the courts, and we are delighted that the court docket has built distinct what a railway guard should fully grasp for himself. The presence of women of all ages does not ‘harm modesty.’ Our existence is aspect of the public room, and we shall not be moved.”

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Published by Globes, Israel enterprise information – en.globes.co.il – on June 13, 2022.

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© Copyright of Globes Publisher Itonut (1983) Ltd., 2022.

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