In Deeply Divided Israel, Jewish and Arab Women Build Case for Peace

In Deeply Divided Israel, Jewish and Arab Women Build Case for Peace

This article, by Naomi Darom, was originally published by The Christian Science Monitor. The 4,000 women gathered at the Qasr el Yahud baptism site in the Jordan River Valley to press for peace were a motley crew: old and young, Palestinian and Israeli, some raising their phones to film the crowd, others holding babies. Many […]

The Old Boys Club and the Failure of Peacekeeping

The Old Boys Club and the Failure of Peacekeeping

Reuters This article was originally published by The Weekly Wonk and syndicated in TIME. Bill Clinton got the photo op handshake but, in the end, failed. So did Nobel Peace Prize winner Jimmy Carter. John Kerry joins a long list of men — Yasser Arafat, Yitzhak Rabin, Ehud Barak, George Mitchell — who have unsuccessfully […]

Israeli Women Face Unofficial Obstacles in Fight for Equality in Military Service

Posted by on August 10, 2012

Anyone who follows Israeli politics has seen a roller coaster summer. Centrist party Kadima joined Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud-led coalition government two months ago; they have since dropped out. The political issue that led to the coalition’s breakup has been disagreement on how to incorporate religious students, long permitted an exemption to study religious […]

Female Wardens Decrease Tensions in Prisons

Posted by on February 2, 2012

In her earlier role as commissioner of the Israeli Prison Service, Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Orit Adato used her influence to increase the number of women working in key roles. In this interview from Jaunary 2012, she explains that this was not just done to promote women based on their gender. Rather, she noticed that when […]

An Inclusive Peace Process for the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Posted by Alma Abdul-Hadi Jadallah, PhD, and Yasmina Mrabet with The Institute for Inclusive Security on February 1, 2012

The long-standing structure for negotiations within the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has involved a limited number of high-level officials. Civil society actors, who are often among the most committed to ending the con­flict, have thus been unable to share their perspectives on the core issues and help build societal support for the outcomes. Given the ongoing conflict […]

Women Bring a Different State of Mind

Posted by on January 31, 2012

With over three decades in the Israeli security sector on her resume, Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Orit Adato brings a unique perspective to the importance of gender diversity. Through 24 years in command and training positions in the Israeli Defense Forces, she saw how women can contribute to reforms. In this clip from an interview in January […]

Share the Credit

Posted by on January 31, 2012

Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Orit Adato used her position as the head of the Women’s Corps in the Israeli Defense Forces to get more women into important positions. In this clip from January 2012, she explains that the key to her success was finding out what male generals needed to get done, fulfilling that need with […]

Palestinian-Israeli Women Lose a Voice for Peace

Palestinian-Israeli Women Lose a Voice for Peace

This article was originally published by Women’s eNews. A Palestinian-Israeli women’s group that had been pushing for a two-state solution for Israel and the occupied territories can’t offer any comment on the Palestinian Authority’s push for statehood recognition at the United Nations this week. That’s because the group, International Women’s Commission for a Just and […]

The Need for a Critical Mass of Women Decisionmakers

Posted by on December 17, 2010

Naomi Chazan, former Knesset member, describes the danger of mobilizing women at the grassroots but ignoring the need to get more women into positions of power.

Penetrate the Minds of the People

Posted by on December 17, 2010

Eti Livni describes how she was able to influence social issues in Israel despite opposition.

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