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  • Haredi papers welcome Israel’s women ministers — without first names or faces

    6 days ago

    Another group of women in powerful positions, another haredi Orthodox paper erasing them. Here we go again.

    After each new Israeli government is sworn in, its ministers pose for a group photo with the president. This year’s photo, taken yesterday, features Israel’s three...

  • Is Obama’s presidency done?

    October 13, 2014 | 12:08 pm

    Is it too early to declare Barack Obama’s presidency a failure?  It seems to be the talk of Washington pundits lately and a new poll showed a clear majority thinks so.

    When Obama came on the scene, I like others, warned that someone who had pretty much done nothing of...

  • Mark of Shame: Pornographic Representations of Women in Israeli Advertisements

    By Jeremy Elster

    March 25, 2014 | 5:45 am

    For the last six years, the Women's International Zionist Organization has run a campaign named "Mark of Shame" that calls out TV and print advertisements that are sexist or derogatory towards women. The WIZO brings together a jury of Knesset members, professionals, feminists,...

  • Judaism’s Big Moment at the Oscars

    By Abe Fried-Tanzer

    February 26, 2013 | 9:36 am

    Most of the winners were expected, and the speeches weren’t groundbreaking or over-the-top, especially since some of the lesser-known winners had their thank-yous unceremoniously cut off by the main theme from Jaws. Tributes to the James Bond franchise and recent musicals dominated...

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  • Back to the 50’s

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 4, 2012 | 3:09 pm

    When I read the paper this morning, I found something rather disturbing, which grew worse when I noticed no one else addressed the issue: a magazine called Family Circle held a cookie contest between the incumbent First Lady, Michelle Obama, and the opposing candidate's spouse,...

  • ‘Mad Men’ masochism

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 27, 2012 | 3:25 pm

    The most interesting scene by far of Mad Men’s season five premiere was not the party, when Don Draper’s new wife Megan sang a silly little ditty in a sexy little dress, thrusting her legs apart for extra effect (who was possibly in the mood for cutesy French fanfare the week after...

  • Israeli women’s rights moving to front of bus

    January 25, 2012 | 3:33 pm

    Anat Hoffman, the progressive Israeli activist who made headlines two summers ago when she was arrested for carrying a Torah at the Western Wall, comes to California next week with a clear message for American Jews: What’s happening in Beit Shemesh is as big a threat to Israel as...

  • Itamar Rose - Women’s segregation / Banish darkness

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 30, 2011 | 12:48 pm

  • Man arrested for insulting female Israeli soldier on bus

    December 28, 2011 | 1:30 pm

    Israel detained an Orthodox man on Wednesday on suspicion of calling a woman soldier a “whore” on a public bus for refusing his appeals that she move to the back of the vehicle, a police spokesman said.

    The incident came days after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to crack...

  • Egged must pay woman forced to sit in back of bus

    December 9, 2011 | 10:27 am

    Israel’s largest bus company, Egged, was fined for forcing a woman to sit in the back of a bus, a small claims court ruled.

    Egged was fined approximately $1,070 on Wednesday for gender discrimination and violating the High Court of Justice’s ruling opposing forced segregation of...

  • VIDEO: Israel tries to sex up its image

    September 18, 2007 | 4:43 pm

    Britains’ Sky News reports from Tel Aviv on an Israeli advertising campaign to sex up its image.

  • Ben-Gurion University of the Negev reaches out to Bedouin women

    By Dina Kraft

    June 28, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Every morning, Hana'a Abokaf leaves her village on the slopes of the Negev Desert, where electricity is powered by a generator and camels and goats graze near cinderblock and tin houses.

    Abokaf, 20, rides the bus to the university where she is a first-year medical student. Just by...
  • Combating Sexism in Israel

    By Avi Machlis

    August 12, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Two women are now among the most powerful leaders in Israel. But for women's rights advocates, the appointment of two female Cabinet members doesn't begin to address the problem of a society, culture and government dominated by men.

    After weeks of protest from Israeli women's rights...

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