With Zahava Gal-On’s recent election to the leadership of the left-wing Meretz party, women are now heading three major political parties in Israel (There’s also Shelly Yachimovich of Labor, and Tzipi Livni of the opposition party, Kadima.)
Female engineers at Google in Israel recently held one of their “Mind the Gap” conferences encouraging girls to pursue math, science and technology education.
Hapoel Katamon in Jerusalem brings Jewish and Arab girls from both religious and secular backgrounds together to play in a neighborhood soccer league. Watch a video of the girls in action.
The Maccabi health service in Ashdod held a men-only blood drive. “It is uncomfortable for men and women to be lying on cots next to one another,” a Maccabi representative said.