Israel's president, Shimon Peres, has urged Israelis to stand up against the behaviour of ultra-Orthodox Jews who want to enforce segregation between men and women.
Mr Peres was speaking as hundreds of people are taking part in a protest in the town of Beit Shemesh against the way some ultra-Orthodox Jews treat women.
There have been two days of clashes in the town after a girl said she had been harassed on her way to school.
Women and girls in the town have been harassed by groups of ultra-Orthodox men, who accused them of dressing immodestly.
Mr Peres says a minority of the country is behaving outrageously and violating national solidarity.