Searching for the Banner of the Hebrew Woman

The activity of women in the early pre-state period has been erased from the political history of Israel, argues the author of a new book on the struggle for suffrage and its repercussions today.

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In the summer of 1919, an older, white-haired woman stood beside a young woman on the deck of the ship that was bringing them to the Land of Israel. In the blinding sun, the pair excitedly watched the...