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Economy and Society: March 6, 2013‎

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According to data published by the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics, the average salary for female employees amounts to 66% of the average salary for male employees.

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March 6th, 2013 at 9:48 pm

State and Religion: February 11, 2013

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Ten women who participated in a monthly prayer at the Western Wall while wrapping themselves in a tallit were arrested and held for questioning, and a temporary restraining order from the Western Wall was issued against some of them. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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February 11th, 2013 at 9:40 am

Political: December 30, 2011

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Women are not fairly represented in the higher echelons of political/security decision-making in Israel: the Forum of Eight senior ministers advising the Prime Minister does not include a single woman; the Security Cabinet has a single female member, in the role of an observer; no woman serve in any senior position on the National Security Council.  Furthermore, in the past twenty years, only five Palestinian and two Israeli women were members of the respective peace negotiation teams.

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December 30th, 2011 at 11:25 am

Closed Society: December 29, 2011

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The Tel-Aviv Cinemateque refused to sell a ticket on Sunday to a man who came to a screening of the movie “The Heart that Sings” by Haredi director Robin Garbose because “the creators of the movie, ultra-Orthodox women and actors, who cannot, according to Jewish law, sing and dance in front of men, politely request that only women and girls attend the screening.”

 

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December 29th, 2011 at 12:03 am

Closed Society: December 14, 2011

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A “Redemption Holiday” event was held at the gymnasium of the Shazar school in Rehovot.  The event, which was held under the sponsorship of city hall and the mayor Rahamim Malul, was advertised as for men only.

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December 14th, 2011 at 8:07 pm

Military and Security Forces: December 4, 2011

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The Minister of Defence, Ehud Barak, turned to Labor Party Chairwoman, MK Shelly Yechimovich, and faction chairman, MK Eitan Cabel, asking them to withdraw their party’s no-confidence motion on the dignity of women in the Israel Defense Forces and lack of implementation of recommendations of the Segev report on integrating women in the IDF, claiming the motion would harm the IDF and its commanders.

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December 4th, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Closed Society: November 27, 2011

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Two Haredi women who declared their candidacy for the councils of the Haredi neighborhoods Geula and Mea Shearim in Jerusalem were forced to quit the race following pressure placed on them by community leaders.

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November 27th, 2011 at 1:18 pm

Closed Society: November 27, 2011

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Rabbi Elyakim Levanon wrote in a bulletin distributed in the settlement of Elon More that “if a ceremony will take place in the IDF in which female singers are performing, I will instruct every soldier to request a leave of absence from his commander.  If a soldier will choose not to leave the ceremony but will instead use ear-plugs so as to not hear the singer – I will not force him to leave.”

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November 27th, 2011 at 12:34 pm

Closed Society: November 21, 2011

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For the first time in 12 years, the Rabbinic Courts’ Judicial Appointments Committee will not include a single woman.

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November 21st, 2011 at 5:51 pm