Jerusalem's religious divide

Ultra-Orthodox Jews accused of imposing their beliefs on secular society.

    Ultra-Orthodox Jews comprise 10 per cent of the Israeli population, but in Jerusalem there is a growing divide between the secular and the conservative.

    Conservative Jews have been accused of trying to impose their beliefs on the wider community and some members of the ultra-orthodox sect have been defacing advertising billboards showing pictures of women.

    Now the holy city where three religions meet finds itself amid a growing religious division among Jews - those who want a society more respective of their modest beliefs and those who say they want to maintain their personal rights.

    Al Jazeera's Tony Birtley reports from Jerusalem.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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