Hebrew University of Yerushalayim’s law students’ union voted 211 versus 176 against having a mechitzah at the department’s annual celebration. This was after some students protested against last year’s decision to provide a mechitzah in order to enable religious female students to dance among women only. Some faculty members even threatened to boycott the event and withdraw funding if a mechitzah was erected.
MK Shuli Moalem-Refaeli of Habayit Hayehudi wrote to Hebrew University President Menahem Ben-Sasson that she was shocked at the threatened boycott and noted that all the religious students wanted was respect for their worldview; they were not demanding to force their lifestyle on others.
David Steger – Matzav.com Israel