Primitive Law - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • EV
    • 28.07.11 | 08:48 (IDT)

    Until Israel implements not only civil marriage but CIVIL DIVORCE - Jewish women have less rights than Arab Christian and Moslem women - in the Jewish state. Jewish women have greater rights in any other country in the world than they have in Israel. If a Jewish man refuses to allow his wife a divorce - she must remain married to him against her will. This is primitive and backward - and unfortunately I know - it happened to me. The word in Hebrew for "my husband?' - "Ba'ali" - meaning "My Owner / Master." That says it all.

    from the article: Knesset votes down bill to allow civil marriage in Israel
    First published 01:46 28.07.11 | Last updated 01:46 28.07.11
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