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  5/27/2014, Iyar 27, 5774

Lapid Threatens Removal of Haredi ‘Mehadrin’ Busses


Finance Minister Yair Lapid related this morning (Tuesday) to the “equal burden” bill and other civilian revolutions he desires to lead, at a conference of the Israel Bar Association.

Lapid said, “One of the changes brought about by the ‘equal burden’ bill is that the State comes and says, ‘I have decided and everyone is required to abide by my values.’ Mehadrin (in this case, gender-separate) bus lines cannot exist in a democratic state; we don’t send women to the back of the bus in 2014 because otherwise the haredi sector just won’t have busses.”