Out of 256 municipal councils in Israel, just six are headed by a woman mayor.
In popular culture, Israeli women are viewed as hot gun-toting warriors. In reality, says Ilana Masad, most Israeli women don’t fit the stereotype.
An international forum on women’s rights has awarded Israel with a prize for progress made in reducing gender gaps.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton compared Israel’s treatment of women with that of Iran. She cited soldiers’ boycotts of women’s singing and back-of-the-bus seating.