Wednesday, December 28, 2011

WATCH: Ultra-Orthodox spit on “immodest” 8-year-old girl in Beit Shemesh

Since this news report last Friday, about a little girl from Beit Shemesh, secular-religious relations seem to be the only thing Israelis are talking about

Haredi in Bet Shemesh. "You are sick. I'm healthy" (photo: youtube)

Naama Margolis, an 8-year-old from Bet Shemesh, is the most famous girl in Israel today. In fact, nobody can stop talking about her.

And why is that? Well, on Friday evening, Naama told her story on the most watched news show in the country. Interviewed by Channel 2’s Shai Gal, Naama told how she was afraid to go to school, just a few hundred meters from her house in Bet Shemesh, because Haredim cursed and spit on her for being dressed “immodestly.”

The report, translated in full below, has sent Israeli public discourse on relations between secular and religious into a frenzy.

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  1. Wow. So mean to the 8 year old. Have the miscreants apologized?

    What is the girl saying about this? Is she satisfied with the apologies?

  2. This was on DN or al-Jazeera or both yeterday.

    Sounds like it will be interesting to watch what happens between Benny Netanyahu and the far right zealots.  Is Lieberman an atheist?  As a Russian immigrant, there's a good chance.  This could be like the stupid Republican presidential debates we're seeing now, with conservative credentials being all-important to the tea party voters.  I just wonder what position Benny thinks is in his best interest.