Israel and Palestine: Conflict Shuns Female Brokers

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Israel and Palestine: Conflict Shuns Female Brokers

Rachel Dolev, former director of the censorship office of the Israeli military, wrote about the failure to implement Resolution 1325 in August in an article for the Israeli news source Yedioth Ahronoth (also known as Ynet). Part of the reason, she wrote, may be the "groundless assumption that only those who served in senior roles in the defense establishment – all of them men – have any understanding in security matters."

Women serve in many prestigious positions in the Israeli army. But few serve in the kind of military roles--such as generals--that confer cross-over status to politics.

The few women who have had a chance at peacemaking efforts have left a credible record.

Read more at Womens eNews, published 6 December 2012.