TEL AVIV—For years, Israeli women have been pressured into moving to the
rear of public buses serving strictly religious Jews. Now, in
confrontations reminiscent of the era of Rosa Parks, women are pushing
Doron Matalon, an 18-year-old soldier, says she was standing at the front of the No. 49a municipal bus after an overnight shift at her Jerusalem base on Wednesday morning last week when an ultra-Orthodox man ordered her to move back.
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