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Anti-Israelism has mutated to suit the coronavirus

Anti-Israelism has mutated to suit the coronavirus

The newest mutation of antisemitism takes its place among reconstituted older forms, all of them perniciously making their appearances in a host of welcoming milieus.Prof. Phyllis Chesler, 24/04/2020 16:28
How does Israel violate the Rights of PA Women? Let me count the ways

How does Israel violate the Rights of PA Women? Let me count the ways

An examination of the state of women's rights in the Palestinian Authority - and how that connects to Israel. Sheri Oz, 02/08/2019 09:28
Saudi Arabia allows women to travel without permission

Saudi Arabia allows women to travel without permission

Saudi Arabia issues series of royal decrees granting women more freedoms.Elad Benari, 02/08/2019 03:34
UN rejects another anti-Israeli proposal

UN rejects another anti-Israeli proposal

UN Commission on Status of Women asked to adopt resolution blaming Israel for the plight of Palestinian Arab women, but proposal is dropped.Nitsan Keidar, 24/03/2019 04:27
Saudi Arabia names first female ambassador

Saudi Arabia names first female ambassador

Princess Rima bint Bandar to serve as Saudi ambassador to the United States amid tensions over Khashoggi murder.Elad Benari, 24/02/2019 06:44
Haredi MK asks El Al to uphold women's rights

Haredi MK asks El Al to uphold women's rights

'There are women whose rights are trampled by fact they're forced to sit next to men,' MK Israel Eichler tells airline representatives.Hezki Baruch, 04/12/2018 16:47
Radical Islamists, women and little girls are not your toys

Radical Islamists, women and little girls are not your toys

The world is ignoring the plight of Druze women kidnapped by ISIS, nor does it react to the way Muslim women are treated. Rachel Avraham, 31/07/2018 08:37
The great Hollywood con job - women's rights

The great Hollywood con job - women's rights

Women in Hollywood, women in israel. Where would a woman rather be? Thank G-d for Israel. David Ben Horin, 29/06/2018 11:12
Saudi Princess promises more women's rights

Saudi Princess promises more women's rights

Saudi top female official says kingdom is working to address deeper issues on the path to women's rights.Ben Ariel, 01/03/2018 05:42
Saudi Arabia to allow women into sports stadiums

Saudi Arabia to allow women into sports stadiums

Saudi Arabia will allow women to attend sports events in stadiums starting in 2018.Elad Benari, 30/10/2017 05:13
Saudi Arabia permits women to drive

Saudi Arabia permits women to drive

New royal decree in Saudi Arabia will allow women to drive starting next June, ending notorious longtime ban.Elad Benari, 27/09/2017 01:13
Saudi cleric says women are 'quarter brained'

Saudi cleric says women are 'quarter brained'

Saudi Arabian cleric banned for saying women should not be allowed to drive because they have a “quarter” of the brainpower of men.Elad Benari, 24/09/2017 06:35
Amid criticism, Rouhani appoints two female vice presidents

Amid criticism, Rouhani appoints two female vice presidents

Iranian President appoints two female vice presidents after coming under fire for failing to include women ministers in his cabinet.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/08/2017 05:43
Marseilles' burqini holiday

Marseilles' burqini holiday

Just another sign that Western relativism is now allied with fanatical Islam. Giulio Meotti, 09/08/2016 14:20
86% of Turkish women suffer domestic abuse

86% of Turkish women suffer domestic abuse

Turkish Family Ministry finds shockingly widespread physical and psychological violence, as Turkey follows trend of wider Muslim world.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/04/2016 08:13
20 women elected in landmark Saudi poll

20 women elected in landmark Saudi poll

Saudi voters elect 20 women for local government seats in the first election in which women were allowed to participate.Ben Ariel, 14/12/2015 06:28
Saudi women begin first-ever election campaign

Saudi women begin first-ever election campaign

Saudi women join the historic election campaign in a tentative step to forward women’s rights.Shoshana Miskin, 29/11/2015 14:54
Iran overrules husband in exit visa dispute

Iran overrules husband in exit visa dispute

Tehran allows champion futsal player to attend competition in Guatemala, despite her husband's legal right to keep her home.Tova Dvorin, 24/11/2015 07:56
Iranian actress forced to flee to Dubai over hijab

Iranian actress forced to flee to Dubai over hijab

Iran's ministry of culture targets Sadaf Taherian over bareheaded social media photos, exposes actress to public abuse.Tova Dvorin, 01/11/2015 08:59
Bill: Ban Chauvinist Parties from the Knesset

Bill: Ban Chauvinist Parties from the Knesset

Bill on the table to ban parties from Knesset which refuse to include women - a practice notably and consistently held by haredi parties.Haim Lev, 18/10/2015 13:11
Husband Bans Iran Women's Soccer Captain from Game

Husband Bans Iran Women's Soccer Captain from Game

AFC captain takes to media, social networking to protest her husband's confiscation of her passport, legal under Sharia law.Tova Dvorin, 16/09/2015 17:28
How (not) to be a Politically Correct Feminist

How (not) to be a Politically Correct Feminist

It doesn't matter what you have done for women; what matters is whether you are or are not pro-Obama and anti-Israel.Prof. Phyllis Chesler, 08/09/2015 12:44
Iran to Confiscate Cars of 'Poorly Veiled' Women

Iran to Confiscate Cars of 'Poorly Veiled' Women

Iran's police say women drivers in Tehran could have their cars impounded by police if they are caught driving with a poorly fixed veil.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/09/2015 03:46
Saudi Arabia Allows Women to Run in Elections

Saudi Arabia Allows Women to Run in Elections

Saudi Arabia allows women to register to stand in local elections for the first time.Ben Ariel, 31/08/2015 02:42
Clinton Foundation to Drop Saudi Donations

Clinton Foundation to Drop Saudi Donations

The Clinton Foundation will continue to accept donations from foreign countries – but not from Saudi Arabia.Yaakov Levi, 16/04/2015 07:49
Violence Against Women Part of Palestinian Culture

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, 06/04/2015 17:40
Iranian Women Can Attend Sporting Events - Maybe

Iranian Women Can Attend Sporting Events - Maybe

Iran's ayatollahs on Sunday permitted women to attend sporting events, from which they have been banned since 1979.Moshe Cohen, 05/04/2015 18:58
Women Remain Main Target of Discrimination

Women Remain Main Target of Discrimination

Equal Employment Opportunities Commission reports discrimination against women still their biggest problem.Gedalyah Reback, 03/04/2015 04:16
Syrian Army Drafting Women for Front Lines

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, 27/03/2015 14:31
Gaza Lecturer: Islam Defends the Rights of Women

Gaza Lecturer: Islam Defends the Rights of Women

Female lecturer from Gaza claims that Islam defends the rights of women and that it is, in fact, the West that doesn't.Ben Ariel, 27/03/2015 06:44
UN: Israel Greatest Violator of Women's Rights

UN: Israel Greatest Violator of Women's Rights

UN's Commission on the Status of Women claims Israel "violates the right of Palestinian women", fails to mention Saudi Arabia and Iran.Elad Benari, Canada, 20/03/2015 20:31
Haredi Papers Reel at Order to Publish B'Zhutan Ad

Haredi Papers Reel at Order to Publish B'Zhutan Ad

Ads for haredi women's party 'like publishing an ad for Baruch Marzel in an Islamist Movement magazine,' Yated Ne'eman opines.Haim Lev and Tova Dvorin, 15/03/2015 10:40
Amnesty Decries Iranian 'Baby-Machine' Laws

Amnesty Decries Iranian 'Baby-Machine' Laws

Iran is considering two new laws that would discriminate against women without children in an attempt to increase population growth.Hillel Fendel, 11/03/2015 02:13
Meet B'Zhutan, The First Haredi Women's Party

Meet B'Zhutan, The First Haredi Women's Party

Breakout party B'Zhutan speaks to Arutz Sheva about their platform, what inspires them - and why, this elections, 'enough was enough.'Tova Dvorin, 04/03/2015 17:30
ISIS 'Morality Police' Rules with Iron Fist

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, 16/02/2015 12:37
Saudis Claim Stellar Women's Rights under Abdullah

Saudis Claim Stellar Women's Rights under Abdullah

New King Salman to continue Abdullah's 'gradual reform,' claims monarchy paper - despite having among the worst records in Middle East.Dalit Halevy, Ari Yashar, 30/01/2015 12:26
Hareidi Women Launch Own Knesset Party

Hareidi Women Launch Own Knesset Party

Yet another party for the hareidi camp in the 2015 elections by hareidi women frustrated by discrimination in their communities.Tova Dvorin, 19/01/2015 20:38
Bringing Jewish Women to the Leadership Table

Bringing Jewish Women to the Leadership Table

Interview: Orthodox Jewish NSA officer explains why women could contribute a lot to Orthodox Jewish leadership.Yoni Kempinski, Tova Dvorin, 02/01/2015 11:37
Threats Against Hareidi Women's Campaign for MKs

Threats Against Hareidi Women's Campaign for MKs

Women who run for hareidi parties 'will have all their descendants thrown out of school,' hareidi politician threatens.Tova Dvorin, 08/12/2014 10:05
The Changed Status of American Jewish Women

The Changed Status of American Jewish Women

interview with Prof. Rela Mintz Geffen: "There are already several hundred Jewish women teachers holding doctorates in Jewish studies who are university scholars. This also impacts the way Jewish history is taught."Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld, 08/12/2014 08:11
Hareidi Women Campaign for Right to Run for Office

Hareidi Women Campaign for Right to Run for Office

Social media campaign for hareidi parties to allow female candidates picks up steam - but can it overcome a dominant social stigma?Tova Dvorin, 07/12/2014 13:08
Saudi Arabia Restaurants Ban Single Women

Saudi Arabia Restaurants Ban Single Women

Several restaurants in Saudi Arabia display signs that say "women are not allowed", sparking outrage from human rights groups.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/11/2014 05:44
Erdogan: Women Can't be Treated Equal to Men

Erdogan: Women Can't be Treated Equal to Men

Turkey’s President continues to stir up controversy, this time with claims that women cannot be treated as equal to men.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/11/2014 05:42
Iran Releases Woman Jailed Over Volleyball

Iran Releases Woman Jailed Over Volleyball

Ghoncheh Ghavami, a British-Iranian woman who was detained after attending a men's volleyball match, freed on bail.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/11/2014 03:12
CA: Crackdown on 'Barbaric' Violence Against Women

CA: Crackdown on 'Barbaric' Violence Against Women

'Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act' to crack down on forced marriage, 'honor killings,' underage marriage.Dalit Halevy and Tova Dvorin, 09/11/2014 08:22
Woman Jailed for Protesting Ban Against Women

Woman Jailed for Protesting Ban Against Women

Ghoncheh Ghavami was sentenced by Iranian court to a year in jail for protesting the ban on women from attending sporting events.Cynthia Blank, 02/11/2014 14:18
Saudis to Deal 'Strictly' with Female Drivers

Saudis to Deal 'Strictly' with Female Drivers

Authorities in Riyadh threaten strict measures against women drivers as annual campaign urges females to defy driving ban.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/10/2014 05:42
Study Finds Women Don't Belong in Combat

Study Finds Women Don't Belong in Combat

New book shows women in combat suffer much more serious non-combat injuries, alleges IDF cover-up.Gil Ronen, 11/06/2014 14:46
Anti-Israel Speakers Headline Feminist Confab

Anti-Israel Speakers Headline Feminist Confab

National Women’s Studies Association annual meeting features 'Stalinized, Palestinianized' agenda.Gil Ronen , 08/06/2014 19:38
Egypt Criminalizes Sexual Harassment

Egypt Criminalizes Sexual Harassment

Landmark law punishes sexual predators for the first time, in one of the worst countries in the world for women's rights.Tova Dvorin, 06/06/2014 12:04
Women's Day Highlights Conflicting Stances in Iran

Women's Day Highlights Conflicting Stances in Iran

Is gender equality in Iran an issue or not? That depends on who you ask.Tova Dvorin, 23/04/2014 10:09
Lebanon Makes Domestic Violence a Criminal Offense

Lebanon Makes Domestic Violence a Criminal Offense

Lebanon passes a law making domestic violence a criminal offense, days after man sentenced to death over killing his wife.Elad Benari, 02/04/2014 05:16
Iran Calls Obama 'Two-Faced' On Saudi Rights

Iran Calls Obama 'Two-Faced' On Saudi Rights

Tehran slams Obama's 'hypocrisy' for not raising Saudi human rights breaches during visit last week, accuses US and Israel of 'terror.'Dalit Halevi, Ari Yashar, 31/03/2014 08:22
Poll: Israeli Workforce Riddled with Prejudice

Poll: Israeli Workforce Riddled with Prejudice

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission survey reveals gender, religious discrimination. But is it due to change?Shlomo Pitrikovsky, 30/03/2014 12:01
'Separate But Equal is Not Equal'

'Separate But Equal is Not Equal'

Ministers Limor Livnat and Tzipi Livni propose bill to hold ministers responsible for women's rights in their respective departments.Hezki Baruch, 30/03/2014 09:09
Imprisoned Saudi Princesses Cry for Help

Imprisoned Saudi Princesses Cry 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, 30/03/2014 08:46
Sexual Harassment Video Explodes Across Egypt

Sexual Harassment Video Explodes Across Egypt

Viral video shows woman fleeing from baying mob at Cairo University, as law school dean implies victim partially to blame.Tova Dvorin, 19/03/2014 17:06