Sunday, October 21, 2007

Israel's Ultra Orthodox

Australia's George Negus of Dateline presents "Israel's Ultra Orthodox".

It seems that the unending conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians is never out of the news, but there is another battle in the Jewish state that is far less obvious to outsiders. Most Israeli Jews consider themselves to be more secular than religious, but apparently the number of strict ultra-orthodox Jews in Israel is growing. Today they make up about 10% of Israel’s population and their high birth rate will mean that within five years around a third of all Israeli Jewish children will be enrolled in ultra-orthodox schools.

Part 1.

Part 2.

Talking about women sitting in the front of Israeli buses.

To read the transcript of this report click here.

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