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Iran Women's Soccer Captain Banned From Match - By Her Husband

AFC captain takes to media, social networking to protest her husband's confiscation of her passport, legal under Sharia law.Tova Dvorin, 9/16/2015, 5:28 PM

Violence Against Women 'Part of Palestinian Culture'

Expert to PA media: Palestinian men view women as property; most Palestinian women say domestic violence is justified.Tova Dvorin, 4/6/2015, 5:40 PM

Prenuptial Agreements Saving 'Agunot' Throughout Israel

According to Dr. Rachel Levmore, Rabbinic embrace of prenuptial agreements is reducing the number of new get-refusal cases in Israel.Gedalyah Reback, 3/29/2015, 10:31 PM

Syrian Army Drafting Women for Front Lines

The fight against rebel groups becomes egalitarian in Syria, as commanders say the issue is not a matter of gender, but courage.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/27/2015, 2:31 PM

'Jihadi Brides' from Australia Becoming Frightening Trend

Australia's FM alerts public to number of women traveling to Iraq and Syria to join Islamic State, warns against 'romantic' notions.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/26/2015, 7:14 AM

Most Religious-Zionists Oppose Female Rabbis

A Jerusalem Conference survey finds 54% do not want women deciding halacha, 18% are in favor of it.Reut Hadar, Gil Ronen, 2/18/2015, 2:24 PM

ISIS 'Morality Police' Rules with Iron Fist

Modesty squad regularly beating women whose crimes include not having their eyes covered, NGO reveals.Dalit Halevi and Tova Dvorin, 2/16/2015, 12:37 PM

More Australian Women Join ISIS

Trend of young women joining Islamic State a growing problem, Canberra states Saturday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/24/2015, 10:41 PM

ISIS is 'Particularly Targeting Educated Women' for Execution

See a pattern? Main targets for ISIS execution: female lawyers, female candidates for public office, female doctors.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/20/2015, 6:01 PM

After Refusing to Sit Next to Women, Hareidi Men Leave Plane

A group of Hareidi men who refused to sit next to women, disembarked from a Delta flight, when their request to switch seats was denied.Haim Lev, Cynthia Blank, 10/22/2014, 9:35 PM

Poll: Leftists, Arabs Want More Women in Negotiations

A new poll shows that two thirds of Israelis believe the women should have more of a role in negotiations with the Palestinians.Yaakov Levi, 10/13/2014, 10:14 PM

Rabbinic Group Advocates Women's Participation in Simhat Torah

National-religious org. of rabbis and women's leaders encourages synagogues to include women - within the lines of Orthodox norms.Tova Dvorin, 10/13/2014, 4:57 PM

Sixty British Women Join IS 'Modesty Police'

IS al-Khansaa Brigade enforces extreme morality standards - and is run by British women fleeing full rights in the West.Tova Dvorin, 9/8/2014, 7:30 PM

Hareidi Parties to Allow Women in Office?

Prominent Rabbi notes that hareidi MKs are voting for a female presidential candidate - and says change is on the horizon.Nir Har-Zahav and Tova Dvorin, 6/10/2014, 10:39 AM

Imprisoned Saudi Princesses Give Emotional Plea for Help

Princesses allegedly locked in a Jeddah palace say royal family is starving them, call on world leaders to stop 'gender apartheid.'Tova Dvorin, 3/30/2014, 8:46 AM

Surprise: Hamas Appoints First Female Spokesperson

The Hamas government has appointed 23-year-old Israa Al-Mudallal as its first English-language spokeswoman.Elad Benari, 11/6/2013, 6:15 AM

Video: Saudi Woman Drives Car Despite Ban

A woman in Saudi Arabia posts a clip of herself driving, pledges to continue to drive despite a decree banning women from doing so.Elad Benari, 10/18/2013, 5:14 AM

Fatah Facebook: Female Terrorist is 'Master of the World'

The administrator of one of Fatah's official Facebook pages recently posted a picture calling female terrorists the “master of the world."Rina Tzvi , 7/31/2013, 7:36 PM

Rabbanit: Women Can Unify the Jewish People

Thousands of women will hold a special prayer session for the safety of world Jewry on MondayDavid Lev, 7/4/2013, 2:00 PM

Obama Names Female Secret Service Director

US agency gets its first female director, Julia Pearson., 3/26/2013, 11:37 PM

First Lady Michelle Obama, State Dept. Honor Egyptian 9/11 Fan

First Lady Michelle Obama and U.S. Secy of StateJohn Kerry this week will honor a woman who celebrated Al Qaeda’s 9/11 attack on America.Chana Ya'ar, 3/7/2013, 9:27 AM

Vatican, Iran Resist UN Efforts to Fight Violence Against Women

The Vatican and Iran are resisting efforts by UN conference to demand tougher global standards to prevent violence against women, children.Rachel Hirshfeld, 3/5/2013, 9:36 PM

UN Cancels Gaza Marathon Over Discriminatory Women Policy

Gaza's third international marathon has been cancelled after Hamas refused to allow women to participate. Rachel Hirshfeld , 3/5/2013, 4:32 PM

Saudi Women Protesters Arrested, Spark Arab Spring II?

A group of protesting Saudi Arabian women arrested this month prompted a groundswell of outrage that may lead to a new Arab Spring II.Chana Ya'ar, 1/21/2013, 9:55 AM

Woman as Prime Minister Not Suited to Deal with Iran: Poll

Only seven percent of respondents think a woman can deal with the Iranian nuclear threat, says a women’s Zionist poll. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 1/2/2013, 3:28 PM

Iran Pays Russian Women Working at Nuclear Plant to Wear Hijab

Iran is paying female Russian technicians working at the Bushehr nuclear power plant to wear the Islamic headscarf, known as the hijab. Rachel Hirshfeld , 12/26/2012, 6:50 PM

Hareidi Parties: Women's 'Role' Not in the Knesset

Knesset Election Committee will discuss disqualifying Hareidi parties because they have no women on their listsDavid Lev, 12/18/2012, 10:51 PM

Saudi Woman Sues Ministry Over Driving Ban

A Saudi women’s rights activist filed a lawsuit against interior ministry over a decree banning women from obtaining driving licenses.Rachel Hirshfeld, 11/13/2012, 9:37 PM

Video: Al-Qaeda Forms All-Female Brigade to Attack West

Al-Qaeda has formed all-female brigade to infiltrate and hit Western military bases, as they are less likely than men to attract suspicion.Rachel Hirshfeld , 10/29/2012, 10:32 AM

Severe Hunger in WWII Increased Risk of Breast Cancer

Severe hunger increases breast cancer risk in Jewish women survivors of World War II.Hana Levi Julian, MSW, LCSW-R, 10/3/2012, 11:52 AM

IKEA 'Deletes' Women from Saudi Catalogue

Swedish home and furniture retailer Ikea has been criticized for deleting images of women from the Saudi version of its catalogue. Rachel Hirshfeld , 10/2/2012, 5:33 PM

Iran Bans Women Due to 'Manly Nature' of Studies

Thirty-six universities in Iran have banned women from 77 fields of study.Rachel Hirshfeld , 8/22/2012, 5:19 PM

NY's Orthodox Jewish Senate Candidate Vows to Drop the 'Pink'

The 22-year-old orthodox Jewish woman running for office in the New York State Senate said that she is planning to "leave the pink at home" Rachel Hirshfeld , 8/2/2012, 5:08 PM

Orthodox Jewish Woman Runs for NY State Senate

For the first time, an Orthodox Jewish woman is running for office in the New York State Senate.Rachel Hirshfeld , 7/25/2012, 12:14 AM

'Women Have a Unique Part in the Zionist Enterprise'

Arutz Sheva visits the annual gathering of the Zionist General Council, attended by many women who have contributed to society.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 6/29/2012, 7:12 AM

Egyptian 'Veiled Women Only' Television Stirs Controversy

An Egyptian TV channel, managed exclusively by veiled women, has stirred controversy and revived debate over individual freedom.Rachel Hirshfeld, 5/23/2012, 1:39 PM

Iran Cracks Down on Women Wearing 'Vulgar,' 'Illegal' Clothes

Iran is conducting a new crackdown on women wearing the headscarves improperly or who are dressed in a “vulgar” fashion.Rachel Hirshfeld, 4/29/2012, 8:17 PM

Newsweek Names Tzipi Livni One of World’s 150 ‘Fearless’ Women

Newsweek’s third annual list of 150 “fearless women” who “shake the world” includes Opposition leader Tzipi Livni.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 3/6/2012, 2:32 PM

Hareidi Women Chefs Break Gefilte Fish Stigma

Suppression of women? Hareidi women’s convention breaks the myth and also the stigma that there is nothing to eat except gefilte fish.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 2/21/2012, 2:40 PM

Denied Inclusion in Hatzalah, Orthodox Women Take Initiative

Orthodox women establish 'Ezrat Nashim,' aimed at providing volunteer medical emergency services to female Jewish community.Rachel Hirshfeld, 2/16/2012, 3:16 PM

Rabbi Melamed: It Is a Great Mitzvah to Serve in IDF

It is a great mitzvah to serve in the IDF but also a mitzvah to refuse orders contradicting Jewish law, says Rabbi Eliezer Melamed. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 1/18/2012, 7:10 PM

Former Shas Leader Deri: Beat Up Anyone Who Spits at Women

Former Shas religious party leader Aryeh Deri says he would beat up anyone who spits on women. Suppression of women? Read the Bible.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/25/2011, 2:36 PM

Police Vow 'Zero Tolerance' on Discrimination Against Women

Israel Police Commissioner Yochanan Danino vows a "zero tolerance" policy on discrimination against women in public venues.Chana Ya'ar, 12/19/2011, 9:17 PM

Chief Rabbi Metzger: No Right to Force Separate Seating

Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger says that no one can force involuntary separate seating for men and women on public buses. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/18/2011, 11:43 AM

MKs Tell Clinton to ‘Mind your Own Business’

Clinton switched from foreign to domestic issues to put down Israel, and MKs suggest the Secretary of State mind her own business. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/4/2011, 12:12 PM

Judean Women Look Through the Crosshairs

As the Arabs in Judea and Samaria threaten to storm communities, the women at Pnei Kedem in Gush Etzion are learning to shoot.Gil Ronen, 9/22/2011, 4:48 PM

Three Israeli Girls Accused in Rock Attacks on Arab Motorists

Three young Israeli women are being held on suspicion of attacking Arab motorists near the Tapuach junction in Samaria Tuesday.Chana Ya'ar, 9/21/2011, 1:02 PM

Soldier Sues: IDF Can’t Force Culture

Soldier expelled over concert row brings case to the Supreme Court. Controversial concert part of issue of national importance, he says.Maayana Miskin, 9/13/2011, 9:42 AM

Women in Combat

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A First-Time Women's Shelter Grows in Gaza

For the first time ever, a battered women's shelter has opened its doors in Gaza, protected by Hamas police officers. Adults and minors are Hana Levi Julian, MSW, LCSW-R, 7/21/2011, 1:21 PM

Saudi Women's Revolution Begins

Women in Saudi Arabia have begun their own revolution -- a struggle for the right to vote and against subjective grading at university.Chana Ya'ar, 5/5/2011, 5:24 PM

Jihadi Cosmo To Give Beauty Tips, Bombing Advice

In an effort to spread radicalism amongst western Muslim women, Al-Qaeda launches its own western style beauty magazine.Gabe Kahn., 3/16/2011, 7:54 PM

Finance Ministry Creates Committee on Female Retirement Age

Finance Minister approves public committee to examine raising Israel's retirement age for women from 62 to 64. Gabe Kahn., 3/9/2011, 7:53 PM

First Bedouin Woman PhD is 'Insider-Outsider' in 3 Cultures

The first Bedouin woman to hold a doctorate, Prof. Sarab Abu Rabia-Queder, describes herself as an “insider/outsider in three cultures.”Hana Levi Julian, MSW, 3/9/2011, 1:19 PM

Chabad Gathering Shatters Stereotypes of Chassidic Women

Some 2,000 Chassidic women are meeting this weekend in New York to shatter stereotypes about their roles as Jewish women. Hana Levi Julian, 1/28/2011, 12:44 AM

Israel to Join UN Women's Group

The Cabinet is expected this Sunday to approve Israel's acceptance of membership in the United Nations Women's Equality and Empowerment group.Chana Ya'ar, 1/13/2011, 2:46 PM

Do Soldiers' Mothers Call the Shots in the IDF?

Among many topics, the "Women and Security" conference dealt with the influence mothers have on the IDF and the way Israel's enemies preceive itYoni Kempinski, 11/18/2010, 12:45 AM