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Tuesday, February 25, 2020
There are fewer Israeli women in politics than it may seem
It would appear that women in Israel have broken through the glass ceiling. Women have filled positions of prime minister, foreign minister, deputy defense minister, justice minister, Bank of Israel governor, state comptroller, Supreme Court...
Friday, February 21, 2020
Israel’s new women’s party promises a ‘different kind of leadership’
“I don’t matter to Knesset members,” says Elana Sztokman in a campaign video for the new women’s party she just co-founded. She rattles off a list of issues that she says are routinely ignored by lawmakers – from gender issues to education and...
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Are women being pushed out of Israeli politics?
By  Naama Lanski, Last Tuesday morning, the wings of history quietly flapped. MK Tzipi Hotovely (Likud), until recently the deputy foreign minister, was sworn in for the first time as a minister following her appointment to the Diaspora Affairs...
Tuesday, February 04, 2020
Women leaders absent from parties ahead of Israel's elections
By Emily Schrader, Israel is a pioneer in women’s rights in the region, and is perceived as a pioneer in women’s representation in government. Indeed, the situation for women in Israel is far better than for the women of many other countries in the...
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
In Israel’s endless elections, female candidates have been the biggest losers
In mid-January, Israel’s political parties finalized their lists for what will hopefully be the last general election for a while. A referendum on the future of Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, dogged by corruption charges, and on the...
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Israel elections: who women vote for and how it’s shifting
Israelis are heading to the polls in a unique election. The vote on September 17 is the first time Israelis will vote in two elections in the same year, after the Likud party, led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, failed to form a new coalition...
Tuesday, July 09, 2019
Women in politics in Jerusalem
Despite attempts to portray Israel as a progressive country with equal rights and opportunity for all, we still have a way to go to make that a reality. Sure, we can host awesome gay pride events and tout the first Druze navigator or Arab chairman...
Friday, July 05, 2019
Rejecting rabbi’s comments, Jewish Home says it backs women in politics
The Jewish Home party affirmed its support for women in political leadership roles after a prominent religious Zionist rabbi said politics “is no place for a woman.” Amid talk of uniting the fractious political parties of the national religious camp...
Friday, July 05, 2019
Prominent Israel rabbis say women should not be involved in politics
A number of Israeli rabbis have signed a letter criticising the possibility of appointing former Israeli Justice Minister, Ayelet Shaked, as head of the Union of Right-Wing Parties because “women should not be involved in politics”. Prominent...
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Gender doesn't matter in Israeli elections, they said. New research proves different
New election questionnaire finds women tend to lean to the left in the voting ballots, but when it comes to diplomacy and security, they're more hawkish than men. Click here to read the full article published by Haaretz on 2 April 2019.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Something is missing in the Israeli election: Women
A male-dominated electoral campaign has highlighted how easily women are kept to the side in Israeli politics. Politicians’ faces are everywhere. On billboards, on fliers, on television. This Israeli election season, however, something is missing:...
Tuesday, February 05, 2019
How well are women actually represented in Israel’s government?
The steady increase in the percentage of women in Israel’s parliament has not been accompanied by a similar rise in their cabinet representation. In February 1969, Golda Meir was appointed fourth prime minister of the State of Israel, thus becoming...
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
Record number of women elected in Israeli municipal elections
Female politicians made history this week in Israel with a record of at least 11 women chosen to head cities and local councils across the country, five more than in the previous municipal elections. Six additional female candidates will contest run...
Friday, August 03, 2018
Sharren Haskel
Sharren Miriam Haskel is a Member of the Israeli Parliament (the Knesset). She is the second youngest member of the 20th Knesset. This interview was conducted in November 2017 in Ottawa, Canada, during the Inter-parliamentary Union's Global...
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Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Israeli parliament decides to ban miniskirts
By Charlotte England Israel’s parliament has banned politicians, other employees and visitors from wearing miniskirts and short dresses. The revised dress code at the Knesset applies immediately to everyone entering the building, officials said on...
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Bianca Sitzer
The Women's Campaign School (WCS) at Yale University is a non-partisan and issue neutral leadership program that gathers women from the United States and across the world for an intensive five-day training. With the aim to improve women’s political...
Monday, June 06, 2016
Almost all of Israel’s 32 women in parliament have been sexually harassed or assaulted
Out of 32 female members of Israel's parliament, called the Knesset, 28 say they have been sexually harassed or assaulted, and at least two say those experiences occurred in the Knesset itself, according to a new survey by an Israeli television...
Friday, April 08, 2016
Regional Course for Africa on Political Empowerment of Women
The aim of the course is to enhance women’s leadership skills as well to promote citizens’ participation and leadership in the community. The course will provide participants with direct exposure and learning from good practices and approaches from...

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