Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on the Israel Police to act aggressively against violence against women in the public sphere.
The order came from Netanyahu Saturday night through Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch, following a television expose the previous evening showing an eight-year-old modern Orthodox girl who said she was afraid to walk to school because of harassment from local haredi Orthodox men.
JERUSALEM (JTA) -- The establishment of panels of inquiry to look into the funding and activities of left-leaning non-governmental organizations could violate basic human rights, Israel's attorney general said.
Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein made the statement Sunday in a brief filed with Israel's Supreme Court, in response to a petition asking the court to prevent the establishment of such Knesset inquiry panels.
The Knesset is set to vote next week on a bill that would establish two panels to look into the funding sources and activities of left-wing organizations.