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More Inequality in Israel

By Shari Eshet

As I returned home this weekend after spending three days representing the National Council of Jewish Women at the Israeli Presidential Conference last week in Jerusalem, I reflected on the fact that the very fundamental issue of inequality in Israel was not addressed in any meaningful way.

In fact, women who were asked to speak were often placed on panels that danced around the topic entirely. It was as if equality for women, and others in Israel, was the elephant in the room. As I drove home listening to the radio I learned that even as we gathered to discuss everything but equality, reality had been marching on, as one more woman from the Women of the Wall had been arrested for wearing a talit at the Kotel.

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