A Haredi political party in Israel removes restrictions to women running for office.
|Itach Maaki members celebrate the landmark decision.|
As a result, in January 2019, the Israel High Court mandated that the party’s charter be amended to include women. The Court sent a clear message – excluding women in any political party is forbidden.
“There will not be any rules preventing acceptance of a woman as a party member… If the rules are not amended and any woman is barred from joining the party, she may petition the High Court.”
--Supreme Court President Esther Hayut