Dress does not impress

The left-wing Meretz party in Israel has long campaigned against religious control of Israeli life.

However, an advertisement promoting a Meretz candidate in the Ramat Gan municipal election on a secular ticket has been pulled from buses - because the candidate's sleeves were considered too short.
Meretz's Ramat Gan branch were told this week that if the sleeves of candidate Yuli Goldstein were not lengthened, the ads could not be posted on local buses.

So now it could be that Goldstein's only effective method of campaigning against religious modesty controls will be to become more modest in her own dress.

    Last updated: 10:43am, November 7 2008