Tag Archive for women’s rights

“I saw the children Hamas beheaded with my own eyes.”

While Queen Rania of Jordan was skeptical of the reports questioning Hamas’ barbarity, Dr. Qanta A. Ahmed, a Muslim British-American, practicing  physician and women’s rights activist, came to Israel to see for herself if the reports were true. “I saw the children [plural] Hamas beheaded with my own eyes.”

By Qanta Ahmed


I was in scrubs from the wet morgue at Abu Kabir when I learned Queen Rania of Jordan questioned whether Israeli children had verifiably been killed by Hamas on October 7. Hugely appealing to the West, ranked among Forbes’s 100 most powerful women, among the top ten most followed international leaders on Instagram, dressed routinely by Valentino, Schiaparelli and Dior, and of Palestinian origin (her family is from the West Bank’s Nablus), Queen Rania is undeniably a global icon. Continue Reading »

Mayim Bialik condemns ‘progressive feminists’ over silence on Hamas rapes

‘Jeopardy!’ host Mayim Bialik questions motives of  ‘progressive feminists’ over their silence on Hamas’ Oct. 7 gruesome rapes & carnage

!!Warning!! – The report below contains text & a video recording, each depicting graphic scenes and descriptions of sexual violence & carnage during the horrific invasion by Hamas into Israel on Oct. 7.

By Allie Griffin


“Jeopardy!” co-host Mayim Bialik slammed women’s organizations around the world for their silence over Hamas’ alleged systemic rapes of Israeli women during the terrorists’ deadly Oct. 7 attack.

The Jewish actress and talk show host called out the deafening silence over the gender-based abuse of Israeli women — a war crime — on social media last Saturday. Continue Reading »

Mass protests force Palestinian Authority to rethink ‘honor killings’

Autocrat Mahmoud Abbas’ Palestinian Authority pledges to enact legislation to protect women, including the setting of minimum age for marriage as outraged female Arab activists hold mass demonstrations in the West Bank, Gaza, Jerusalem and even as far away as Beirut and Berlin.

By Dima Abumaria, The Media Line


The Palestinian Authority is pledging to enact legislation to protect women and implement a minimum age for marriage by the end of 2019, its Ministry of Women’s Affairs has confirmed, following a wave of rallies in the West Bank against domestic violence.

The impetus for the recent demonstrations and outcries was the death of Israa Ghrayeb of Beit Sahur, near Bethlehem, who was allegedly killed by family members after she was seen in public with a man whom she had agreed to marry. Continue Reading »

Future Palestinian State Will Be Hell For Women


Putting aside Palestinian leadership demands a ‘judenfrei’ state, that will also be harsh on gays, a new survey reveals that the new Palestinian state liberals want to create so badly, will be saturated in honor killings and a haven of assorted human rights abuses against women.

By Israel Today Staff


One of the cornerstone understandings of the original Israeli-Palestinian peace process was that a future Palestinian state would be notably different from the neighboring Muslim Arab authoritarian regimes.

We now know that won’t be the case, and evidence to that effect keeps mounting.

Take women’s rights, for instance.

Currently, Israel is the one place in the Middle East where women enjoy full equality with men. Continue Reading »

United Nations Dismisses Wife-Beating by Palestinians as Natural Reaction to ‘Israeli Occupation’


WATCH: Even with no evidence, no member at UN Human Rights Council debate earlier this month, except the director of UN Watch, Hillel Neuer, saw any reason to challenge yet another outrageous report, this time blaming Israel for when Palestinian men beat their wives.

By Israel Today Staff


First, they called terrorism a “natural reaction” to the presence of Jews in the Holy Land. Now, Palestinian men are being excused by none other than the United Nations for taking out their frustrations with Israel on their own spouses.

At a UN Human Rights Council debate earlier this month, the director of UN Watch, Hillel Neuer, challenged a new report blaming Israel for when Palestinian husbands beat their wives. Continue Reading »

3 Women honored for fighting for gender equality to light Independence Day beacon

The 3 women, i24news correspondent Lucy Aharish, Alice Miller, the woman who petitioned the High Court so females can become air force pilots, & drug developer Marta Weinstock-Rosin, were chosen to light Israel’s Independence Day beacons.

By Alexandra Lukash


According to the women who are lighting beacons this coming Independence Day, they would much rather prefer that women would not still have to prove themselves this day in age than be honored for their contribution to the fight for gender equality.

Lucy Aharish, Marta Weinstock-Rosin, Alice Miller. – Photo: Idan Arbel

“I wish this category did not exist, that I would not have to be someone who makes a break through in the advancement of humanism and dialogue about equality,” says Lucy Aharish, an Arab Israeli news correspondent for i24news. Continue Reading »

Strong UN Bias as Israel Only Nation Condemned for Women’s Right Violations

WATCH: Israeli envoy Ron Prosor slams UN Commission on the Status of Women for ignoring serious global problems concerning women’s rights to attack Israel over Palestinians.

By Itamar Eichner


Out of nine official documents produced from the UN’s annual Commission on the Status of Women report, only one of the UN’s 193 members were mentioned in regards to ongoing infringement of women’s rights – Israel – in what Jerusalem says in another case of UN bias.

Israeli delegation to UN – Photo: AFP

The document, titled the “Situation of and assistance to Palestinian women”, slams Israel for the ongoing occupation of the West Bank, a situation which it says has led to “(h)igh levels of unemployment and poverty” among Palestinians, especially women. Continue Reading »

Although No.1 in Mid-East, Women’s rights are relative

Int’l survey on status of women ranks the Jewish state no.1 in the Middle East, but whether the glass is half full or half empty depends on context.



First, the bad news from the World Economic Forum’s annual Global Gender Gap survey: Israel ranks No. 53 worldwide for women’s rights. Now the good news: Among Middle East countries, Israel is No. 1.

Women protesting the exclusion of women, Jerusalem.

Women protesting the exclusion of women, Jerusalem. Sign reads, ‘They won’t see your face and they’ll take your money. Don’t buy from women excluders.’- Photo: Leora Darom

Virtual Jerusalem reports that the survey for 2013, concluded this week to coincide with International Women’s Day, found Israel rising two slots from No.

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Really, was there any doubt? Israel Ranked Best Country for Women in Mid-East

World Economic Forum poll that ranks 110 countries, puts Israel way ahead of its Muslim neighbors in terms of women’s basic rights & freedoms.

By Tova Dvorin


Israel is the best country in the Middle East for women’s rights and freedoms, the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap survey concluded this week.

The survey, which has been conducted since 2006, ranks 110 countries in terms of gender equality and inequality, using a variety of factors including demographic data, socioeconomic figures, and a close look at women in the legal system.

In 2013, Israel ranked #53 for women’s rights worldwide – up two places since 2012 – but top for the Middle East overall. Continue Reading »

Israel Wins Gender Equality Prize From European Parliament

European Parliament to bestow upon Israel prize as the leading Middle East country in gender equality.

By Ari Yashar


The European Parliament intends to give Israel a prize Wednesday, recognizing it as the leading nation in the Middle East and North Africa in terms of gender equality.

The “Reducing the Gender Gap” prize will be given at Women in Parliaments Global Forum Annual Summit in Brussells, which is expected to bring together over 9,000 international female parliament members.

Supreme Court Judge Dafna Barak-Erez will accept the prize for Israel. Various female MKs will represent Israel at the conference, and MK Shuli Mualem-Rafaeli (Jewish Home) will speak about her life story. Continue Reading »