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

Bone Marrow Registry Founder Heads List of Influential Women

Religious magazine lists 20 most influential women in national-religious sector. Similar list of males is in process of being compiled.Hillel Fendel, 8/4/2010, 5:32 PM

'Women Power' for the Sake of the Land of Israel

Nationalist female activists from throughout Israel gathered to found a new organization: NILI – Nationalist Jewish WomenYoni Kempinski, 3/3/2010, 12:11 PM

Saudi Courts Open Doors to Women Lawyers

Female lawyers allowed into Saudi courts. Reformer: the way to democratize Muslim society is to empower Saudi women.Maayana Miskin, 2/22/2010, 4:54 PM

Canadian Girl ‘At Home’ as IDF Combat Soldier

Her mother is a Jamaican Jew, her father is an Israeli living in Canada and she is an IDF combat soldier. Welcome home, Pvt. Estelle Tabenkin. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 1/10/2010, 11:03 PM

Gaza Women Face Increased Violence Since Hamas Takeover

A new study has found that Gaza women have suffered increased violence since Hamas seized control of the region in 2007.Hana Levi Julian, 1/3/2010, 12:56 PM

First-Ever Conference on Arab’s Anti-Jewish Sexual Harassment

A panel of experts discussed Likud headquarters a spreading hate crime: Arab harass Jewish Israeli women as a nationalistic “statement.”IsraelNN Staff, 11/23/2009, 11:41 AM

IDF Cracking Down on Exemption for Girls

A new bill aims to crack down on young women obtaining exemptions from IDF service with declarations of religious observance.Nissan Ratzlav-Katz, 11/22/2009, 10:33 PM

Limor Livnat: Only Women Can Do 10 Things at Once

Likud Minister Limor Livnat said women were a rarity when she entered politics. “Now it’s a woman’s world,” she stated on Woman’s Day.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 10/27/2009, 6:49 PM

Anti-Harassment Forum: Get Women Out of the Army

Rebbetzin Yehudit Shilat of the anti-sexual harassment forum Takana believes that no woman should be forced to enlist in the army.Maayana Miskin, 10/23/2009, 12:08 PM

IDF Couple Makes History - 'Generally Speaking'

Appointment of Gila Kalifi-Amir, wife of PM’s Military Secretary, as Chief of Staff’s Advisor on Women, makes them IDF’s most senior couple ever.Gil Ronen, 7/7/2009, 9:26 PM

PA Woman Convicted of Treason

A woman has for the first time been convicted of treason by a court in the Palestinian Authority. She was sentenced to 20 years in prison.Hana Levi Julian, 6/15/2009, 4:47 PM