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JERUSALEM (JTA) — At least two of the women who asked Israel’s Supreme Court to remove signs that demand women dress modestly have been targeted with death threats.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Four female students from Hebrew Union College, including two Americans, were asked to lift their shirts and skirts for security before being allowed to enter the Western Wall plaza.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — El Al Airlines cannot ask women to move seats to accommodate a man who does not want to sit next to a person of the opposite gender, a Jerusalem court found in response to a lawsuit filed by a Holocaust survivor in her 80s.
Wonder Woman Gal Gadot may be the Israeli superhero du jour, but radical empowerment is far from reality for many Israeli women. Out of 256 municipal councils in Israel, just six are headed by a woman mayor. Overall, a mere 15 percent of municipal council members are women, and dozens of councils have no women members at all. While the number of women Members of Knesset is at a record high —thirty-three — the current Israeli government cabinet includes just four women ministers. Ultra-Orthodox parties in the Knesset, including Degel Ha-Torah and Agudat Yisrael, bar women from their electoral lists, so these parties have no female Members of Knesset at all.
The New York Times ran a powerful op-ed by Tanya Weiz, about her experiences being injured during a terrorist attack at a Tel Aviv disco in 2001. Her story offers a sense of what many are now experiencing in Manchester. Weiz was 17 at the time. While she survived the attack, a friend she’d gone with, Liana, did not: