At a time when legislators in Germany are looking at measures to prevent women wearing too much and France maintains her burqa ban, Middle Eastern states keep up their fight against immodesty. The latest government to tighten up is Israel, which according to the nation's liberal organ Haaretz has applied a new, stricter dress code to parliament. The new rules apply to all Knesset employees, holders of permanent entry permits and visitors.
A parliamentary aide was denied entry to the Knesset on Sunday when guards said her dress was immodestly short, and only allowed to go to work after her boss protested.
Shaked Hasson, who works for MK Merav Michaeli (Zionist Union), was delayed at the gate for about an hour, during which five different male guards examined her and said her dress was in violation of the Knesset’s dress code. The dress came to a little above her knees, and she wore stockings underneath.