Israeli Arab women take pictures with their smartphones during a parade for the Eid al-Adha festival in Jaffa, Sept. 12, 2016. Oded Balilty, AP

'In Arabic, the Word for Single Woman Means Withered Branch'

Sociologist Maha Karkabi-Sabbah has discovered in her own life and in her research that despite some positive signs, the bridging of the gender gap in Israeli Arab society is still a distant dream.

Dr. Maha Karkabi-Sabbah, sociologist. Teaches at Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan. Holds an undergraduate degree in educational counseling and sociology, a master’s in sociology from the University of Haifa...

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