These abuses of Civil Rights took place in Israel, actually in Jerusalem, within the old city walls. To be more specific, the first one took place near the kotel, the Western Wall of what remains from the ancient Temple Compound.
What's known as the "kotel" isn't the only remnant of the Temple Compound walls where Jews gather to pray. Another popular spot is the Kotel Katan. On Rosh Hashannah, in the middle of prayer, a young Jew was forcefully arrested for blowing the shofar, ram's horn. Shofar blowing is an intrinsic part of the Rosh Hashannah prayers.
Another recent police action is the ruling that Jews in the, sic, Moslem Quarter must stay locked inside 8-10pm every evening. Instead of preventing violent Moslems from attacking them, the Jews are being restricted. Oops! did I write "violent Moslems?" Didn't the pope get into trouble for saying something like that?
Is this general situation comparable to the saying:
The cobblers' children go shoeless.
Or is it much more insidious?