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Major Surge in Israeli Girls Trying to Enter Elite Air Force Pilots Course

The Israeli Air Force’s elite pilot training course has seen a 60% jump in the number of young women applying to become military pilots, Israel’s… 12 more words

Israeli Arab women: Stuck in economic purgatory, without a paddle

Yara Mashour raises her voice to be heard over the call to prayer from a nearby mosque. The editor of Lilac, Israel’s popular Arab magazine, is just off deadline and she is taking a rare breather to explain her most controversial cover shot, a first for the Arab world: bikini-clad Huda Nakash, an Israeli Arab from Haifa who had just been crowned Miss Earth. 2,186 more words


Palestinian Civil Society in Israel Demands Urgent Action on Gaza

Press release 14 July 2014

We, the undersigned organizations, express extreme concern at the rapidly deteriorating situation within the Gaza Strip and urge the international community to take immediate action to halt the deadly aggression being waged against Palestinian civilians in Gaza. 668 more words

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Violations of Palestinian Women's Rights Working in the Private Sector in the Palestinian Society in Israel - 2014

Kayan’s Legal Department recently examined the employment conditions of working Palestinian women in the private Palestinian employment sector in Israel. Kayan’s unique research highlights the core issues that surround the lack of basic employment needs, and reveals disturbing findings in regards to rights violations, showing that 88% of the 27 women we interviewed, received a salary lower than the minimum wage defined by the law. 84 more words

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Culture Shock

From the secular business hub-cum-seaside resort of Tel Aviv to the religiously significant and fought-over Jerusalem, and the many Arab villages, kibbutzim and moshavim in between, Israel really does contain a huge amount of diversity in one very small strip of land. 1,076 more words

International Conference Lauds Israel's Promotion of Women’s Rights.

Participants at the recent International Women’s Conference in Jerusalem. (United With Israel)

Hebrew University‘s Stand With Us campus coordinator Lee-El Lewinsohn recently accompanied 25 students to the International Women’s Conference, which focused on… 397 more words


The Agunah Dilemma, #4

Last week we discussed the desire for “a systemic solution” for the agunah issue.  One challenge to implementing any such single solution is that the issue manifests differently in Israel and the United States, among other places. 499 more words

Jewish Values