A female Israeli officer giving a demonstration at a Women's Corps camp near Tel Aviv on how to handle a Sten gun, June 1948. Associated Press

Herstory The Forgotten Story of the Women Who Built Israel – and Their Fight for Equality

There have generally been three ways in which women have entered Israel’s history books: as artists, martyrs or grieving mothers. Feminist historians are working for the state’s hidden figures to get the recognition they deserve

From the earliest days of the state, images of women have played a central role in Israeli myth-making: from shapely girls in shorts tilling the kibbutz fields and fearless female soldiers wielding guns, to...

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