Sexual harassment has been a favorite topic of late at dinner tables across Israel. How deep in a woman’s mouth and for how long should the tongue, in this case allegedly belonging to Justice Minister Haim Ramon, be in order to consider it a sexual offense? How many of the eight women making allegations against President Moshe Katsav were actually raped, kissed forcefully, undressed or touched without consent, and how many, if any, are really just maliciously framing him?
Since its establishment in 1948, the State of Israel has had the image of a state in which women enjoy a full measure of equality.However, this image is somewhat misleading. The struggle for gender equality in Israel has been an uphill battle.Though the predominant ethos of the Zionist movement and the State of Israel has been enlightened — in