Western nations seeking to successfully integrate more women into their perspective militaries learn of Israel’s success during recent NATO conference.
By Aryeh Savir, Tazpit
The Women’s Affairs Advisor to the IDF Chief of Staff, Brigadier General Rachel Tevet-Wiesel, participated this week in the annual conference of NATO’s Committee on Gender Perspectives, which took place at the organization’s headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Representatives from some 30 countries attended the conference to discuss the integration of women in militaries throughout the world.
Gen. Tevet-Wiesel speaks at the NATO conference. – Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit
During the conference, Brig. Gen. Tevet-Wiesel spoke to global military representatives on the IDF’s opportunities for women, which are considered advanced relative to those of other militaries. Continue Reading »
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As the diplomatic process fails to bare fruit, one cannot wonder whether the fact that only one woman at the negotiation table has something to do with it. Activist says, ‘More women need to be among the decisions makers.’
By Alexandra Lukash
Except for a handful of women, the majority of people leading diplomatic efforts to reach peace since the time of the Oslo Accords have been men. However, a string of unofficial grassroots projects led by women are intended to change that, with Arab and Jewish women meeting on a regular basis in the hopes of feminizing the process. Continue Reading »
A male secular youth, becomes outraged and hits Ultra-Orthodox man who asked woman to move to back of Jerusalem bus.
Police are searching for assailant who is still unknown and are considering interrogating the haredi ‘victim’ for ‘women exclusion’.
By Noam (Dabul) Dvir
A secular man hit a haredi who asked a woman to move to the back of a bus traveling in Jerusalem on Thursday.
(Illustration) Photo – EPA
According to suspicions, the secular youth punched the man in the face and pulled his beard before fleeing the scene. A complaint has been filed with the police, and a search for the suspect is ongoing. Continue Reading »
The 1st Israeli embassy in a Muslim country to be headed by all women mission will be in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
By Yossi Aloni
Two female Israeli diplomats will soon begin their mission in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, a Muslim state in central Asia.
Carmela Shamir will become the first female Israeli ambassador to a Muslim state – Photo Israel Today
The appointment marks two historic firsts:
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- Carmela Shamir will become the first female Israeli ambassador to a Muslim state;
- With her deputy, Hagit Muallem, also being a woman, the mission to Tashkent will become the first Israeli embassy in a Muslim state completely in female hands.