Jan 31, 2013

Headline of the Day

Sharing the burden: Person appealed to the Supreme Court requesting not to get a haircut

  -- Ynet

in today's focus on the issues of gender discrimination and sharing the burden, one Israeli inductee applied the titles and terms to a completely other issue. He showed up for his draft notice bearing a copy of his petition to the Supreme Court demanding the right to retain his long hair, and to give equal rights to men and women in regards to the styling of their hair as soldiers.

Before appearing for his draft he asked permission to leave his hair long. He was told he would have to ask special permission from his appointed "Kaban" - mental health officer (an army shrink). He didn't like that response, as he felt making a special request like that would label him as a troublemaker. I am not sure why he thought appealing to the Supreme Court would not label him as a troublemaker, but that was his next step. Talk about someone going to the extreme!

So, he showed up to the army refusing to cut his hair while bearing a copy of his appeal to the Supreme Court. In the meantime, disciplinary proceedings against him have already begun.

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1 comment:

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supreme_Court_of_Israel#High_Court_of_Justice

    As the High Court of Justice (Hebrew: בית משפט גבוה לצדק, Beit Mishpat Gavoah LeTzedek; also known as its acronym Bagatz, בג"ץ), the Supreme Court rules as a court of first instance, primarily in matters regarding the legality of decisions of State authorities: Government decisions, those of local authorities and other bodies and persons performing public functions under the law, and direct challenges to the constitutionality of laws enacted by the Knesset.


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