(New York Times, Rula Jebreal, Op-Ed, 10/27/14): Religious Zionist and ultra-Orthodox parties occupy 30 of the 120 seats in the Knesset, and are part of the coalition government.
(Online as of 10/27/14): An earlier version of this article misstated the composition of Israels coalition government. It includes religious Zionist and right-wing nationalist parties, but not ultra-Orthodox parties.
(New York Times, Jodi Rudoren, 5/9/13): ... years of mounting tension and legal battles over the treatment of women in Israel's public sphere, particularly the requirement that they sit in the back on bus lines through ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods, which set off civil disobedience campaigns involving many Jews from overseas.
(5/11/13): An article on Thursday about Israelís moving to end gender segregation in public spaces and public activities misstated the current policy regarding such segregation on buses. Israelís Supreme Court ruled in 2011 that men and women could sit separately on buses only if they did so voluntarily; women are no longer required to sit in the back of buses.
: The article and the correction failed to note that, although there is on a few specific bus lines a tacit but unenforceable agreement that men and women sit separately, on the vast majority of buses that travel through ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods there is no such separation.
(Los Angeles Times, Meghan Daum Op-Ed, 1/12/12): Though the ultra-Orthodox haredim make up just 10% of the Israeli population (they're also exempt from taxes and military service . . . )
(1/17/12): Religion: Meghan Daum, in her Jan. 12 Op-Ed column about religious zealotry, wrote that haredim ultra Orthodox Jews in Israel are exempt from taxes and military service. The haredim are not legally exempt from either obligation; however, most receive exemption from military service because they are essentially full-time religious scholars. For much the same reason, many also do not earn enough money to qualify to pay income tax.