'Women will not be told where they are allowed and where they are not allowed to stand,' says Yair Lapid

Israel's outgoing Prime Minister Yair Lapid accused the incoming government on Monday of forgetting that the country is not a "halachic state," meaning a nation that follows strict Jewish law. 

This comes amid requests from the ultra-Orthodox United Torah Judaism party and the far-right Religious Zionism party to legalize gender segregation, a practice deemed discriminatory. 

While speaking at a meeting of his centrist Yesh Atid party, Lapid pointed to said requests and commented that “the State of Israel is a Jewish state, not a halachic state,” referring to halacha, Jewish religious law.... Read More: i24