5 Special Israeli Women on International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day.

Photos of Arab women went viral in 2011.

Then in 2012, I published photos of Arab girls

that just keep going and going.

Muslim girls in Jerusalem Israel shopping

Arab girls still can be found shopping in Jerusalem

on just about any day in most neighborhoods.

But this year I would like to focus on a few special women.

MK Rachel Azaria is using her position in the Knesset,

Rachel Azaria in Knesset committee room

with the assistance of various women’s groups,

to help working conditions and family life.

Yesterday another committee meeting was held on issues

including extended parental leave and allowing fathers to

 take time off on the birth of child without fear of losing their jobs.

On my way out of the Knesset I passed

Arab students in Knesset on tour

an Arab school group starting a Knesset tour.

Arab girls going to visit Knesset

  Muslim girls were on their way to the Knesset also.

I have meet some impressive Arab women and girls,

but most have not wanted their photo and names shared.

 Perhaps times are slowly changing,

Norhan Abu Kutuv of Yafo at Ynet conference

because seated next to President Reuven Rivlin

on a teen panel at a Ynet education conference,

was Norhaan, who asked a question of the Israeli President.

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotolvely

held at a press conference at the King David Hotel.

Tzipi Hotovely speaking in Jerusalem

Justice Minister Ayelet Sheked answered questions

from American Jewish leaders.

Both women have promising futures in Israeli politics,

but one woman stands out for my special recognition

on this International Women’s Day,

Karnit Flug.

Bank of Israel president Karmit Flug at Jerusalem Press Club annual report

Remember how they said no man could replace

Stanley Fischer as President of the Bank of Israel?

Karnit Flug was interim head,

and was then appointed to the top position.

Each year she presents a report on the Israeli economy,

and each year she is more impressive.

Slowly banking is getting better

and things are changing.

Women in Israel are making a positive difference.

13 thoughts on “5 Special Israeli Women on International Women’s Day

  • March 8, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    Just because I don’t communicate every week, nevertheless I truly enjoy your weekly comments and magnificent photos. Keep it up!!
    Wishing you and the Rabbi a Purim Sameach
    and Shabbat Shalom

    • March 8, 2017 at 5:48 pm

      Thank you! Purim sameach!

  • March 8, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    again kol hakavod and interesting facts about special Israeli women, Sharon. you really find the most interesting facets of Israeli life and out them out there for all of us. purim sameach to your whole family. we’ve all ome a long way since Vancouver. joani aharon

    • March 8, 2017 at 5:49 pm

      Thanks! All the best and great to hear from you.

  • March 8, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    Dear Sharon,
    Thanks for showing the women’s side and Arab girls and women. I am also impressed with Karnit Flug. Remember – Netanyahu did not want to appoint her to be Governor of the BofI.
    Chag Purim Sameach.

    • March 8, 2017 at 7:23 pm

      Wonderful to hear from you, hope you are well. Purim Sameach

  • March 8, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    informative, enlightening and fascinating as always.bless you, from Bayle Haber and that impressivee woman, Sarah Shane, whom I will share this with tomorrow! i want to nominate Sharon A for woman of the year 2018.

    • March 8, 2017 at 7:25 pm

      Ha ha, best regards to Sarah, miss seeing her lately. Purim sameach

  • March 8, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    I also want to nominate you, Sharon. You have a mighty camera eye and a heart for the important things. Thank you and please keep sharing and lifting our hearts. Purim Sameach from Salt Spring Island

    • March 9, 2017 at 3:17 am

      Aw, thanks! Still waiting to see you here. Purim sameach

    • March 9, 2017 at 4:02 pm

      I’ll second that nomination!

      • March 9, 2017 at 4:15 pm

        Thank you!! Purim Sameach

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