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The Truth About Women In Israel

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Steven Plaut is a professor at the University of Haifa. His book “The Scout” is available at Amazon.com. He can be contacted at steveneplaut@yahoo.com.

About the Author: Steven Plaut is a professor at the University of Haifa. He can be contacted at steveneplaut@yahoo.com.


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3 Responses to “The Truth About Women In Israel”

  1. a sitch says:

    Israel is supposed to be a democratic, western oriented country. At least that is what it claims to be.
    In every country some religious fanatism can be found: the Amish in the States, the Bible bashers in some places in Europe. Every person has the right to find its own life philosophy.
    But what is disturbing inh Israel is the fact that the Orthodox religious seem to get more and more power in public life and continue to blackmail the government.
    Israel is losing its pluralism. Everything is focussed on Judaism in an extreme way. Life of secular Israelis is even determined by primitive jewish laws of 2000 years ago, regarding divorce and marriage, where women are considered merely as child producers and an object who has to be obedient to her husband..
    The biggest mistake in the past was to call Israel: “A jewish Democratic State”; This is an oximorone as religion cannot be mixed with the State and brings less and less pluralism in religion and more and more discrimination of other forms of spirituality (if at all one can call those dogmatic religions spiritual…)
    I hope Israel will come back to its senses and consider “unity in diversity” a holy good and consider some female elements like compassion, forgiveness and connection between people as an essential element in society too…

  2. CB says:

    With Hillary Clinton statement about iaraeli women it is no wonder that Hillary is not in the inter circle of the obama administration. The Jews are a Godly and covenant people, the jews are set apart, their ways are ways of peace and pleasantness nations and societies attempt to copy the jewish ideals. The truth about women in israel they are really really cute and beautiful. BEST WISHES (BE SAFE) CB

  3. miriam bisk says:

    Israel is most likely the only country that women are treated and reach equal status to this of men, at home and workplace. Five women pilots have just graduated the hardest course known to be achieved! as to extreme religious women,
    They choose not to be treated equal to men, and therefore always will represent the part of Israeli society that women aren’t considered equal! That isn’t a state policy and does not represent the secular majority’s philosophy or practice.

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