This week, several thousand Israelis protested against a move by ultra-Orthodox Jews to segregate the sexes. New and proposed laws have been passed that author Gershom Gorenberg describe as 'undemocratic'. Host Lisa Mullins talks to him from Jerusalem.
A bill under consideration by the Israeli Knesset would ban the use of loud speakers in religious ceremonies. Though it would apply uniformly across religions, most say it's targeting the call to prayer played from speakers at mosques.
The so-called "price tag" attacks are reprisals against Palestinians and Israelis they view as collaborating with the Palestinians by tearing down settlements that Israeli government considers to be illegal.
Israeli settlers are increasingly threatening and outright attacking Israelis they consider traitors. The actions are the "price tag" for supporting Palestinian, anti-settler causes. Matthew Bell reports.
An exchange between Hamas and Israel is underway this morning. Gilad Shalit is back home in Israel and nearly 500 Palestinian prisoners are headed for Gaza, the West Bank or other parts of the Middle East.