9 New Photos of Arab Israeli Women

9 New Photos of Arab Israeli Women

Time for something new!

What news and new photos to post for International Women’s Day?

In the past Israeli Apartheid Week was making headlines at the same time.

In honor of International Women’s Day, Israeli Apartheid was first posted eight years ago.

Women in Saudi Arabia can now drive a car. Haneen Zoabi is no longer running for the Knesset.

But otherwise that viral post with 24 photos of Arab women stands true.

The blog titled  15 Real Photos of Arab Girls is still going since March 2012.

In the last 3 years alone, those girls have received over 26,000 views.

And three years ago there was the blog called 18 New Photos of Arab Girls.

Palm trees at Kikar Safra removed because of disease after one fell

Those glorious palm trees at Kikar Safra, Jerusalem Municipal Hall, have been gone for over a year, but Arab girls and women still shop of Jaffa Road.

President of Supreme Court at Israel President residence

Women are represented at the top of the Israeli legal system. Both the past and present heads of the Supreme Court, as well as the Minister of Justice are women.

Supreme Court Israel judges at Israel President's Residence

The Israeli Supreme Court has two women serving as justices besides President Esther Hayut.

This photo was taken on the day Hayut officially took her position.

Sharia Judges sworn in at Israeli President Residence with Ayelet Shaked

Judges are sworn in at Beit Hanasi, the Israeli President’s Residence, including this group of new Qadis, Sharia Court Judges.

Muslim women in Jerusalem Israel at President's Residence

While Muslim women were in attendance, there was no female judge appointed that day.

In jerusalem at President's residence new judges for sharia courts

These men entered an all-male Israeli Sharia Court System. Ayelet Shaked said she wanted females also, and a year later Hana Khatib was sworn in at Beit Hanasi.

President Reuven Rivlin greets Arab security and police at President's Residence

Not many women were present at Beit Hanasi when Arab security and police conferred.

#MeToo panel at Israel media conference

But women were the focus of this media conference on Israeli version of #MeToo in Tel Aviv.

So what else is new to share in honor of International Women’s Day?

Muslim woman shopping before Pesach in Rami Levi Supermarket in Har Nof

This photo of shopping in a Jerusalem supermarket before Passover is not new.

Jerusalem Arab couple shopping in Mamilla Mall

However, the fact that more Arab men are going shopping in Mamilla Mall is new.

Two women in Jerusalem restaurant sitting together and talking

Arab women eating in Jerusalem restaurants is not new.

However, I still refrain from showing them clearly.

Girl wearing hijab and Arabic writing palestine sweatshirt near old city with fingers in V signal

Unless they are in my face like this young women; I often wonder where she is today.

young women running in Jerusalem women's night race

More young women are running, this was a Jerusalem Women’s Night Run.   The Jerusalem Marathon is a week away, and when the rain clears participants are out running and training.

Photo in Israel Museum of Babayoff family from Bukhara who came by camel to Jerusalem

In the Israel Museum this old photo is displayed, part of the story of Heftizbah Babayoff and family, who arrived in Jerusalem by camel in the 1800’s, from Bukhara.

Muslim women in hijab using laptop near walls of Old City Jerusalem Israel

What a contrast with this young woman who was sitting near the walls of the Old City, working on her laptop computer.

Women have come a long way in Jerusalem, Israel.

Where will we be next year for International Women’s Day?

Jerusalem New Adventures with Urban Place Opening

Jerusalem New Adventures with Urban Place Opening

For years in Jerusalem, Israel, small business owners and entrepreneurs met in cafes to work on their laptop computers and meet with clients. With the high cost of Jerusalem rentals, businesses just starting up could not manage the expense of office rentals..

jerusalem Israel sharing work space PICO
 
The Jerusalem co-sharing work space PICO opened in the Talpiot neighborhood in 2012.

It was a novelty, a new concept in Jerusalem at the time, and acted as a center of the blossoming business start-up, entrepreneurial, and technology culture.

Talpiot Jerusalem cowork space
In the meantime, other business hubs have been established, including this one also in Talpiot.
Jerusalem Temech Hub for Jewish business women
Since 2013, the Temech Hub on Jaffa Road, is a center for business and entrepreneurial women.
Jerusalem WeWork opening
WeWork Jerusalem King George 20 moved into the renovated building of the old Mashbir Department Store in the center of Jerusalem in October 2018. 
Jerusalem Israel Main bus station at night outside on Jaffa Road
 
Now Urban Place Jerusalem has launched its new co-working space, located on Jaffa Road, on the fourth floor of the Central Bus Station building.
One corner of Urban Place Jeruslaem
After entering the building, a special set of elevators goes to the floor which has been renovated and decorated with inspirational posters and signs.
Office at Urban Place Jerusalem
There are 91 offices of various sizes, and styles,
People in one lounge area in Jerusalem Urban Place
plus multiple lounge spaces, event spaces, meeting rooms,
Jerusalem Urban Place gym
and this exercise room.
Opening event at Jerusalem Urban Place cowork space
Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion joined Urban Place initiators for the opening last week.
Jerusalem Urban Place opening
But you had to come early to get the good food, in only a few minutes all that was left were radishes and some fruit.
Jerusalem Urban Place opening with Hanan Brand speaking
Hanan Brand, one of the founders of Made in Jerusalem, also spoke at the festive evening event, which attracted many curious people from outside Jerusalem.
Jerusalem Urban Place opening
Features of the Urban Place office space include 24/7 access, secured WiFi, socials, coffee, beer and happy hours, and personal AC.  An office in the Central Bus Station has convenience to transportation as a business advantage.  Also the new Navon fast train station is across the street.
Jerusalem Urban Place offices
“Adventure begins at the end of the road you know.”
With these and other new sharing work spaces, stay tuned for new adventures happening on the Jerusalem
Shabbat Shalom

Shabbat Shalom

It’s raining. It’s pouring.

The sun was out for a few seconds today in Jerusalem, Israel.

But it’s been wet and cold for days.

Noah's Ark model on Cinema City roof with animals out

Remember those animals from Noah’s Ark on top of Cinema City?

Noah's ark on Cinema City roof and no animals out in rain

Noah’s animals knew to get out of winter rain.

Students had to be rescued from a school.

People had to be rescued from cars in flooded valley.

So glad weather was warm and sunny earlier in week.

But now it seems like a perfect time to stay inside.

Shabbat Shalom on flowers in vase

שבת שלום

Shabbat shalom from wet and windy Jerusalem, Israel.