The High Court of Justice instructed Agudas Yisrael on Thursday to change its party regulations within 21 days to allow women to run for office, in line with an agreement reached in September on the matter.
Currently a clause in the regulations stipulates that only men may run on the platform.
The party agreed in September to remove the clause, following a three-year legal battle over petitions filed by multiple women’s groups, including some representing charedi women.
The party stressed at the time of the agreement that it was a symbolic move only, as the Moetzes Gedolei Hatorah would not approve a female candidate for office.
However, the court in its ruling this week stressed that in future, women who claim to meet requirements and are barred from the party will be able to take legal action on the basis of the decision.
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