'At peace.' Rosenblit
Photo: Motti Kimhi

Rosenblit: No one has right to take away basic rights

Woman who refused to sit in back of bus despite haredi demands attends Jerusalem rally against exclusion of women, 'racist' legislation. Livni: She is courageous

Tanya Rosenblit, the woman who refused to sit in the back of a bus travelling from Ashdod to Jerusalem despite the demands of haredi passengers, rallied in Jerusalem with Knesset members from the opposition against the exclusion of women from the public sphere.


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The Kadima faction, which organized the march from the Supreme Court to the Knesset, said it was planning to launch an ad campaign under the banner "Women from Kadima – making Israel sane again."


"I am at peace with my actions. There are basic rights that no individual or body can take from us. The public domain should be free, and people should be allowed to act as they see fit – work out, dress, eat and travel - to move about wherever they wish," Rosenblit said following the rally.


לבני בצעדה. "באנו חושך לגרש" (צילום: איציק אדרי)

Livni leads protesters (Photo: Itzik Edri)


Opposition leader and Kadima chairwoman Tzipi Livni said the protest was against the exclusion of women, "racist" legislation and the undermining of the Supreme Court's authority. The only coalition member to attend the rally was Culture and Sports Minister Limor Livnat (Likud).


"Hanukkah is a holiday of light, but a great darkness is descending upon Israel," Livni told the protesters. "We will carry the torch of the enlightenment of liberalism, of a Jewish and democratic Israel."


The opposition leader said Rosenblit "has the courage to live her life without being told how to live it."



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