LISTEN: Israeli Women Unite to Battle Violence – and a Government That Doesn't Care

A coalition of 50 feminist and women's organizations joined forces to bring thousands of Israeli women - Jews and Arabs alike - into the streets to protest government inaction.

haaretz-weekly-new
Haaretz Weekly
Send in e-mailSend in e-mail
Haaretz-weekly-woman protests
Credit: Olivier Fitoussi
haaretz-weekly-new
Haaretz Weekly

Last week, thousands of Israeli women held a nationwide day of protest against the inaction of the Israeli government and of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the face of rising violence against women. Since the start of this year, 24 girls and women have been murdered in Israel. Over half of these murders were committed by a male relative of the victim or a current or ex-partner.

On this week's episode of Haaretz Weekly, host Simon Spungin is joined by Haaretz's Allison Kaplan Sommer and two of the organizers of last week's women's protest – Dror Sadot and Anat Nir – to discuss the struggle by women not only for government protection against violence, but also for a greater voice in running what is still a highly militaristic and male-dominated society.

We also discuss the Women's March in the United States and ask whether, given that many people view the organization as tainted by some of its leaders' ties to virulent anti-Semites, Jewish women have a place alongside people like Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour and Carmen Perez.

Click the alert icon to follow topics:

Comments

SUBSCRIBERS JOIN THE CONVERSATION FASTER

Automatic approval of subscriber comments.
From $1 for the first month

SUBSCRIBE
Already signed up? LOG IN

ICYMI

Charles Lindbergh addressing an America First Committee rally on October 3, 1941.

Ken Burns’ Brilliant ‘The U.S. and the Holocaust’ Has Only One Problem

The projected rise in sea level on a beach in Haifa over the next 30 years.

Facing Rapid Rise in Sea Levels, Israel Could Lose Large Parts of Its Coastline by 2050

Tal Dilian.

As Israel Reins in Its Cyberarms Industry, an Ex-intel Officer Is Building a New Empire

Queen Elizabeth II, King Charles III and a British synagogue.

How the Queen’s Death Changes British Jewry’s Most Distinctive Prayer

Newly appointed Israeli ambassador to Chile, Gil Artzyeli, poses for a group picture alongside Rabbi Yonatan Szewkis, Chilean deputy Helia Molina and Gerardo Gorodischer, during a religious ceremony in a synagogue in Vina del Mar, Chile last week.

Chile Community Leaders 'Horrified' by Treatment of Israeli Envoy

Queen Elizabeth attends a ceremony at Windsor Castle, in June 2021.

Over 120 Countries, but Never Israel: Queen Elizabeth II's Unofficial Boycott