"women as secondary citizens is built into the culture of Israel. . ." - jewdoc spouse True, the ultra-macho nature of Israeli society has been blatant from the earliest years despite the legal equality provided women. " . . . due to the religious right that keeps women "in their place" - jewdoc spouse Naw, the Haredi are not the source of sexual harassment in Israel. The ultra-Othodox are, as you say, quite repressive, and their women must like it because they happily submit. But the sexual harassment of women in Israel exists because most men consider it their right and most women don't consider it worth complaining about, much less doing something about it. It is just part of the culture and not 'slavery'.
Bennett, Deri expected to resign from Knesset, remain in cabinet under new 'Norwegian Law’ (Haaretz)
from the article: Study: 79% of single Israeli women harassed at workplace