As tension rises between the modern-Orthodox and ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities in Israel, women are speaking out. Having just written "The Feminists Of Zion" published in The New Republic, Allison Kaplan Sommer, in addition to Nili Philipp who was featured in the article, joined HuffPost Live's Mike Sacks to discuss the unlikely alliance to fight discrimination against women between the secular and modern-Orthodox communities.

Nili Philipp, a member of the modern-Orthodox community or what Israelis call "national religious," might appear no different from many of the secular women. While she does wear a head scarf and clothing that never bares her knees at all times, she is highly educated and an engineer by training. Having moved to Beit Shemesh in 2000, it wasn't until 2011 that she experienced violent outbreaks from male members of the ultra-Orthodox community.

"It was good until about five years ago when trouble started," Philipps told Sacks. Describing the trouble as "harassment in the streets, violence, and segregation," Philips noted that the source was the Haredim (another name for ultra-Orthodox) community.

The Haredim, who lived predominantly within the "ghetto" walls, coexisted with the other members of the community until recently. "For many years people considered them like the Amish people -- the Pennsylvania Dutch country. Like 'look at them with their quaint little customs, let's leave them alone, let's be multicultural, let's respect their traditions. And they do what they want over there and we'll have our modern society over here," said Sommer.

Now, however, as Haredi restrictions against women heighten and as they have gained prominence within the broader community due to increased political power and a growing population, Sommer said, "That's when the rest of the Israeli population is waking up and saying, 'Wait a minute, we have to draw a line somewhere.'"

She continued, "They call them the Jewish Taliban."

For more on this discussion, watch the full segment HERE.

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    JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - MAY 10: Ultra-Orthodox protestors clash with Israeli police officers during a prayer service held by the religious group 'Women Of The Wall' to mark the first day of the Jewish month of Sivan at the Western Wall on May 10, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel. Thousands of ultra-Orthodox protestors clashed with Israeli police during the first monthly prayer service to be held by Women Of The Wall following the recent landmark ruling by Jerusalem District Court allowing women to wear prayer shawls at the Western Wall. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

  • Clashes Erupt At Women of The Wall Prayer Service in Jerusalem

    JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - MAY 10: Ultra-Orthodox protestors clash with Israeli police officers during a prayer service held by the religious group 'Women Of The Wall' to mark the first day of the Jewish month of Sivan at the Western Wall on May 10, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel. Thousands of ultra-Orthodox protestors clashed with Israeli police during the first monthly prayer service to be held by Women Of The Wall following the recent landmark ruling by Jerusalem District Court allowing women to wear prayer shawls at the Western Wall. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

  • Clashes Erupt At Women of The Wall Prayer Service in Jerusalem

    JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - MAY 10: Members of the religious group 'Women Of The Wall' hold a prayer service to mark the first day of the Jewish month of Sivan at the Western Wall on May 10, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel. Thousands of ultra-Orthodox protestors clashed with Israeli police during the first monthly prayer service to be held by Women Of The Wall following the recent landmark ruling by Jerusalem District Court allowing women to wear prayer shawls at the Western Wall. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

  • Clashes Erupt At Women of The Wall Prayer Service in Jerusalem

    JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - MAY 10: Israeli police officers attempt to block ultra-Orthodox protestors from members of the religious group 'Women Of The Wall' holding a prayer service to mark the first day of the Jewish month of Sivan at the Western Wall on May 10, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel. Thousands of ultra-Orthodox protestors clashed with Israeli police during the first monthly prayer service to be held by Women Of The Wall following the recent landmark ruling by Jerusalem District Court allowing women to wear prayer shawls at the Western Wall. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

  • Clashes Erupt At Women of The Wall Prayer Service in Jerusalem

    JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - MAY 10: Ultra Orthodox Jewish girls pray before members of the religious group 'Women Of The Wall' hold a prayer service to mark the first day of the Jewish month of Sivan at the Western Wall on May 10, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel. Thousands of ultra-Orthodox protestors clashed with Israeli police during the first monthly prayer service to be held by Women Of The Wall following the recent landmark ruling by Jerusalem District Court allowing women to wear prayer shawls at the Western Wall. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

  • Clashes Erupt At Women of The Wall Prayer Service in Jerusalem

    JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - MAY 10: Members of the religious group 'Women Of The Wall' hold a prayer service to mark the first day of the Jewish month of Sivan at the Western Wall on May 10, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel. Thousands of ultra-Orthodox protestors clashed with Israeli police during the first monthly prayer service to be held by Women Of The Wall following the recent landmark ruling by Jerusalem District Court allowing women to wear prayer shawls at the Western Wall. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

  • Clashes Erupt At Women of The Wall Prayer Service in Jerusalem

    JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - MAY 10: Members of the religious group 'Women Of The Wall' hold a prayer service to mark the first day of the Jewish month of Sivan at the Western Wall on May 10, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel. Thousands of ultra-Orthodox protestors clashed with Israeli police during the first monthly prayer service to be held by Women Of The Wall following the recent landmark ruling by Jerusalem District Court allowing women to wear prayer shawls at the Western Wall. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

  • Clashes Erupt At Women of The Wall Prayer Service in Jerusalem

    JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - MAY 10: Members of the religious group 'Women Of The Wall' hold a prayer service to mark the first day of the Jewish month of Sivan at the Western Wall on May 10, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel. Thousands of ultra-Orthodox protestors clashed with Israeli police during the first monthly prayer service to be held by Women Of The Wall following the recent landmark ruling by Jerusalem District Court allowing women to wear prayer shawls at the Western Wall. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

  • Clashes Erupt At Women of The Wall Prayer Service in Jerusalem

    JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - MAY 10: An ultra-Orthodox protestor clashes with an Israeli police officer during a prayer serviceheld by religious group 'Women Of The Wall' to mark the first day of the Jewish month of Sivan at the Western Wall on May 10, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel. Thousands of ultra-Orthodox protestors clashed with Israeli police during the first monthly prayer service to be held by Women Of The Wall following the recent landmark ruling by Jerusalem District Court allowing women to wear prayer shawls at the Western Wall. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

  • Clashes Erupt At Women of The Wall Prayer Service in Jerusalem

    JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - MAY 10: Members of the religious group 'Women Of The Wall' hold a prayer service to mark the first day of the Jewish month of Sivan at the Western Wall on May 10, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel. Thousands of ultra-Orthodox protestors clashed with Israeli police during the first monthly prayer service to be held by Women Of The Wall following the recent landmark ruling by Jerusalem District Court allowing women to wear prayer shawls at the Western Wall. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

  • Clashes Erupt At Women of The Wall Prayer Service in Jerusalem

    JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - MAY 10: Members of the religious group 'Women Of The Wall' hold a prayer service to mark the first day of the Jewish month of Sivan at the Western Wall on May 10, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel. Thousands of ultra-Orthodox protestors clashed with Israeli police during the first monthly prayer service to be held by Women Of The Wall following the recent landmark ruling by Jerusalem District Court allowing women to wear prayer shawls at the Western Wall. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

  • Clashes Erupt At Women of The Wall Prayer Service in Jerusalem

    JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - MAY 10: A girl prays as Israeli police officers block ultra-Orthodox protestors from reaching the religious group 'Women Of The Wall' while they hold a prayer service to mark the first day of the Jewish month of Sivan at the Western Wall on May 10, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel. Thousands of ultra-Orthodox protestors clashed with Israeli police during the first monthly prayer service to be held by Women Of The Wall following the recent landmark ruling by Jerusalem District Court allowing women to wear prayer shawls at the Western Wall. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

  • Clashes Erupt At Women of The Wall Prayer Service in Jerusalem

    JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - MAY 10: Members of the religious group 'Women Of The Wall' hold a prayer service to mark the first day of the Jewish month of Sivan at the Western Wall on May 10, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel. Thousands of ultra-Orthodox protestors clashed with Israeli police during the first monthly prayer service to be held by Women Of The Wall following the recent landmark ruling by Jerusalem District Court allowing women to wear prayer shawls at the Western Wall. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

  • Clashes Erupt At Women of The Wall Prayer Service in Jerusalem

    JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - MAY 10: Israeli police officers arrest an ultra-Orthodox protestor objecting to the religious group 'Women Of The Wall' while they hold a prayer service to mark the first day of the Jewish month of Sivan at the Western Wall on May 10, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel. Thousands of ultra-Orthodox protestors clashed with Israeli police during the first monthly prayer service to be held by Women Of The Wall following the recent landmark ruling by Jerusalem District Court allowing women to wear prayer shawls at the Western Wall. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

  • Clashes Erupt At Women of The Wall Prayer Service in Jerusalem

    JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - MAY 10: Israeli police officers block ultra-Orthodox protestors from reaching the religious group 'Women Of The Wall' while they hold a prayer service to mark the first day of the Jewish month of Sivan at the Western Wall on May 10, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel. Thousands of ultra-Orthodox protestors clashed with Israeli police during the first monthly prayer service to be held by Women Of The Wall following the recent landmark ruling by Jerusalem District Court allowing women to wear prayer shawls at the Western Wall. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

  • Clashes Erupt At Women of The Wall Prayer Service in Jerusalem

    JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - MAY 10: Members of the religious group 'Women Of The Wall' hold a prayer service to mark the first day of the Jewish month of Sivan at the Western Wall on May 10, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel. Thousands of ultra-Orthodox protestors clashed with Israeli police during the first monthly prayer service to be held by Women Of The Wall following the recent landmark ruling by Jerusalem District Court allowing women to wear prayer shawls at the Western Wall. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

  • Clashes Erupt At Women of The Wall Prayer Service in Jerusalem

    JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - MAY 10: Members of the religious group 'Women Of The Wall' hold a prayer service to mark the first day of the Jewish month of Sivan at the Western Wall on May 10, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel. Thousands of ultra-Orthodox protestors clashed with Israeli police during the first monthly prayer service to be held by Women Of The Wall following the recent landmark ruling by Jerusalem District Court allowing women to wear prayer shawls at the Western Wall. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

  • Ultra-orthodox Jewish people gather during a protest against a prayer organized by the "Women of the Wall" organization, not pictured, at the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray in Jerusalem's old city, Friday, May 10, 2013. The "Women of the Wall" group has been holding monthly prayer services on the first day of the Hebrew month at the Western Wall in Jerusalem for more than two decades, wearing prayer shawls and performing religious rituals reserved for men under Orthodox Judaism. Accused by ultra-Orthodox leaders of violating "local custom" at the holy site, many members have been arrested. On Friday the tables were turned because of the court ruling. Police protected the women and arrested three ultra-Orthodox men for disorderly conduct, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

  • A Jewish women from the "Women of the Wall" organization, leads a prayer, at the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray in Jerusalem's old city, Friday, May 10, 2013. The "Women of the Wall" group has been holding monthly prayer services on the first day of the Hebrew month at the Western Wall in Jerusalem for more than two decades, wearing prayer shawls and performing religious rituals reserved for men under Orthodox Judaism. Accused by ultra-Orthodox leaders of violating "local custom" at the holy site, many members have been arrested. On Friday the tables were turned because of the court ruling. Police protected the women and arrested three ultra-Orthodox men for disorderly conduct, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

  • A Jewish orthodox women follows a prayer organized by the "Women of the Wall" organization, not pictured, at the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray in Jerusalem's old city, Friday, May 10, 2013. The "Women of the Wall" group has been holding monthly prayer services on the first day of the Hebrew month at the Western Wall in Jerusalem for more than two decades, wearing prayer shawls and performing religious rituals reserved for men under Orthodox Judaism. Accused by ultra-Orthodox leaders of violating "local custom" at the holy site, many members have been arrested. On Friday the tables were turned because of the court ruling. Police protected the women and arrested three ultra-Orthodox men for disorderly conduct, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

  • Ultra-orthodox Jewish men scuffle with Israeli security forcers during a prayer organized by the "Women of the Wall" organization, not pictured, at the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray in Jerusalem's old city, Friday, May 10, 2013. The "Women of the Wall" group has been holding monthly prayer services on the first day of the Hebrew month at the Western Wall in Jerusalem for more than two decades, wearing prayer shawls and performing religious rituals reserved for men under Orthodox Judaism. Accused by ultra-Orthodox leaders of violating "local custom" at the holy site, many members have been arrested. On Friday the tables were turned because of the court ruling. Police protected the women and arrested three ultra-Orthodox men for disorderly conduct, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

  • An Ultra-orthodox Jewish man scuffles with Israeli security forcers after a prayer organized by the "Women of the Wall" organization, not pictured, at the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray in Jerusalem's old city, Friday, May 10, 2013. The "Women of the Wall" group has been holding monthly prayer services on the first day of the Hebrew month at the Western Wall in Jerusalem for more than two decades, wearing prayer shawls and performing religious rituals reserved for men under Orthodox Judaism. Accused by ultra-Orthodox leaders of violating "local custom" at the holy site, many members have been arrested. On Friday the tables were turned because of the court ruling. Police protected the women and arrested three ultra-Orthodox men for disorderly conduct, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)