By Yael Yishai
Simply because Israel has continued perennial armed clash, its nationwide schedule locations overriding value on nationwide safeguard and relations existence. whilst, Israel is a democracy that fosters equality for all its voters. therefore Israeli girls are stuck in a problem: even if to teach allegiance to the nationwide reason or to elevate the banner of feminism and concentrate on women's rights. This booklet offers a wide point of view at the political lifetime of Israeli girls, either Jewish and non-Jewish. it's the first publication to discover Israeli women's political participation, political id, and political enterprises, in addition to public coverage towards girls. Situating Israel in a comparative theoretical framework, Yael Yishai specializes in the iconic pressure among women's force for energy and their wish to belong and combine from inside.
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Nuzhat Katzav (Labor), responsible for 38 Between the Flag and the Banner consumers' affairs in the Histadrut, spoke with some length about the alleged lack of concern for regulation in this area; and finally, Sara Shtern-Katan, a religious woman representing the NRP, lamented the failure of the Jews of the Diaspora to immigrate to Israel and their remaining in their countries of residence despite the horrors of the Holocaust. Not one word was uttered by these eight MKs on the plight of women in Israel.
Women's promotion of welfare legislation within social-democratic parties or trade unions in the Scandinavian countries is a good example of acting from within (Siim 1988). The integration model thus presumes a low level of feminist identification, organizational links with male-dominated political groups, and alliance with establishment associations rather than with other women's groups. To sum up, the mobilization theory concentrates on the uniqueness of female interests and the need to confront the maledominated polity through organizational and ideological means.
29 Women in the Elite 15~------------------------------~ ~ 10 o ~ ...... 1 Women in the Knesset, 1949-1992 Source: Government Yearbooks 1950-1993. A review of female representation across parties reveals that Israel confirms the general rule postulating an advantage for women in left-wing parties. So far, fifty-two women have served at least one term in the Knesset. 2 percent) affiliated with right-wing parties (General Zionists, Liberals, Herut, Likud, Hatehiya, Tzomet). This distribution is no longer valid, as in the last elections in 1992, two women Likud members have entered the Legislature, constituting 18 percent of total women's representation in the Thirteenth Knesset.