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Lebanese TV issues formal apology for 'Ukrainian prostitutes' comment

Lebanese politician causes a diplomatic incident with Russia and Ukraine when he refers to women from those countries as 'prostitutes.'

Lebanese TV formal apology for 'Ukrainian prostitutes' commentplayer

Kushner lauds Ivanka's record on women’s issues

Jared Kushner praises his wife Ivanka Trump for raising issues pertaining to women and families at the Republican National Convention.

Jared Kushner lauds Ivanka's record on women’s issues

Anger in Jewish Home: Women’s Day for Arabs only?

Jewish Home activists walk out of Knesset event when they discover they had been duped into a radical leftist-Arab conference.

Anger and insult in Jewish Home: Women’s Day for Arabs only?

Leading rabbis call for female kashrut supervisors

Rabbis Israel Rosen and Ratzon Arusi say women can be allowed into the profession, with caveats.

Leading rabbis call for female kashrut supervisors

Feminists Under Fire for Gang Rape Silence

Five illegal African immigrants charged in cruel gang rape of Jewish woman - but feminist MKs are keeping mum.

Feminists Under Fire for Gang Rape Silenceplayer

Young Feminists 'Ashamed' of Attack on 'Pimp' MK

Meanwhile, radicals pressure Likud to take steps against Likud's MK Hazan but forget to chide Arab MK with two wives.

Dissident Feminists 'Ashamed' of Attacks on 'Pimp' MK

NIF-Funded MK Touma-Sliman Heads Women's Committee

MK Aida Touma-Sliman of the Arab Joint List was appointed chair of the Knesset's Committee for Advancement of Women Wednesday.

NIF-Funded MK Touma-Sliman Heads Knesset Women's Committee

Al Jazeera Encourages Indecency - by Jewish Women

The Arab network supports immodesty by Jerusalem's Jewish women, yet defends Muslim women's right to modesty in Europe.

Al Jazeera Encourages Indecency, but Only by Jewish Womenplayer

Undecided Women's Vote – the Election Surprise?

Labor ad targets female voters based solely on the gender factor. Undecided women were a key sector in the two previous elections.

Will Undecided Women's Vote Be the Election Surprise?player

Livni: Bibi Says I'm Weak – Because I'm a Woman

Tzipi Livni continues to play the gender card, and to discuss Netanyahu's 'confident and masculine voice'.

Livni: Bibi Says I'm Weak – Because I'm a Woman

Knesset Women's Committee Traumatized?

Committee for Women apparently still recovering from embarrassing session in September, blocking video of the session from public eye.

Knesset Women's Committee Traumatized?player

Bringing Jewish Women to the Leadership Table

Interview: Orthodox Jewish NSA officer explains why women could contribute a lot to Orthodox Jewish leadership.

Bringing Orthodox Jewish Women to the Leadership Tableplayer

The Changed Status of American Jewish Women

The Changed Status of American Jewish Women

Female Violence Against Men 'Widespread'

As Israel marks Day for Eliminating Violence Against Women, Knesset notes women can be victimizers, too.

Female Violence Against Men 'Widespread'

Livni Shocks with 'War on Men' Ad

Justice Minister shows she is not averse to militaristic messages, it just depends who the enemy is.

Livni Shocks with 'War on Men' Adplayer

Hijacking Feminism to Attack Israel

Hijacking Feminism to Attack Israel

Are Israeli Women More Leftist than Men?

New Israel Fund's Naomi Chazan cites statistics showing gender correlation in political views, says a political blog.

Are Israeli Women More Leftist than Men?

Hareidi MK: IDF Draft is Violence Against Women

Hareidi MK says mandatory draft for women, religious or secular, is a form of ‘serious violence.’

Hareidi MK: IDF Draft is Violence Against Women

Rabbi Riskin on Women’s Enlistment: It’s a Mitzvah

Rabbi of Efrat weighs in on women’s enlistment controversy, says enlistment opponents are ignoring modern reality.

Rabbi Riskin on Women’s Enlistment: It’s a Mitzvah

Yesh Atid No. 2 Attempts Peace with Chief Rabbis

Yesh Atid minister steps in to pacify Chief Rabbis after party head Yair Lapid called to fire them both.

Yesh Atid No. 2 Attempts Peace with Chief Rabbis

Independence Day 2014: Focus on Women

All torch honorees to be female as committee decides to focus on women’s contribution to the country.

Independence Day 2014: Focus on Women

Zionist Rabbi: Enlisting Women Dangerous, Immoral

Rabbi Yaakov Ariel says forcing women to enlist in the IDF is immoral. ‘Women should not be subordinate.’

Zionist Rabbi: Enlisting Women Dangerous, Immoral

Jewish Home on Balancing Feminism, Jewish Law

Jewish Home seeks to bring women into the world of Jewish leadership. Bennett: Excluding women is foolishness.

Jewish Home on Balancing Feminism, Jewish Law

Islamists: 'Women's Freedom Only in Islam'

Hizb ut-Tahrir continues extensive campaign in Judea, Samaria against 'Western values'; 13 year-old speaker condemns women who report abuse.

Islamists Oppose Women's Rights: 'Freedom Only in Islam'player

Ancient Mikve near Temple Mount to be Back in Use

An ancient mikve (ritual bath) near the Temple Mount will be renovated and reopened for use by women who wish to ascend the Temple Mount.

Ancient Ritual Bath near Temple Mount to be Back in Use

Hareidi Woman Set to Make History in Elad

Hareidi ‘Mothers’ Party’ may become make history with female representatives in hareidi city.

Hareidi Woman Set to Make History in Elad

MK Slams Women of the Wall: ‘Fake Judaism’

MK Menachem Moses against ‘provocation’ of women’s prayer group using men’s prayer.

MK Slams Women of the Wall: ‘Fake Judaism’

US Business Conference for Observant Women

In May, a new conference will help observant Jewish women grow their income in new, more sophisticated ways.

US Business Conference for Observant Women

MK Struk: Do Politics Trump Human Rights?

MK Struk hopes left-wing MKs will join her in extending women’s rights to Judea and Samaria.

MK Struk: Do Politics Trump Human Rights?

Women Burn ‘Flag of Islam’ in Paris

Arab women burn ‘flag of Islam’ in France to protest against gender oppression in the Muslim world.

Women Burn ‘Flag of Islam’ in Paris

Bar Ilan's 'Harassment of Arabs' Brochure – Gone

Arutz Sheva exposed brochure which presented UN claims that Jews molest Arab women in Judea, Samaria

Bar Ilan's 'Sexual Harassment of Arabs' Brochure – Removed

PM Won't Attend Women's Issues Plenum

In perhaps a “politically incorrect” move, Prime Minister Netanyahu said he would not attend International Women's Day Knesset session.

'Politically Incorrect' PM Won't Attend Women's Issues Plenum

MK Michaeli Blasts 'White Men's Coalition'

Analysis: in comparing "male dominance" in Israel to Nazi horror, Michaeli is simply toeing an old, if extremist, "feminist" line.

MK Michaeli Blasts 'White Men's Coalition'

IDF Seeks Religious Jewish Female Soldiers

IDF higher-ups discuss ways to boost enlistment among religious Jewish women.

IDF Seeks Religious Jewish Female Soldiersplayer

'Chauvinism' Campaign Fails to Dent Bayit Yehudi

Anger in religious-Zionist leadership at Likud attempts to portray Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan as anti-women.

'Chauvinism' Campaign Fails to Dent Bayit Yehudi

New Labor Candidate Opposes Double Beds

Journalist Merav Michaeli, known for exposing herself indecently on television, wants to be an MK.

New Labor Candidate Opposes Double Beds

Conservatives Deride, Spoof Obama 'R-Rated' Ad

Dems resort to vulgarity, compare vote for Obama with losing virginity. Conservatives fire back.

Conservatives Deride, Spoof Obama 'R-Rated' Adplayer

Anti Militant Feminism MK Leaving Kadima

Yulia Shamalov-Berkovich leaving Kadima, will announce Sunday where she is headed.

Bane of Militant Feminists, MK Yulia Berkovich, Leaving Kadima

Women's Groups See Sexism in Oil Rig Names

Leftist feminist groups offended by "hidden chauvinistic messages" in naming sites 'Sarah' and 'Mira'.

Women's Groups See Sexism in Oil Rig Names

State Says Removing Ads of Women Dishonors Them

Advertisements featuring pictures of women must be allowed in all parts of Jerusalem, state prosecutors have announced.

Gov't Says Removing Women from Outdoor Ads Violates their Honor