WBW panel on feminist commentaries

Haifa, Israel is my hometown and I’ve spent a large part of my life there. It’s a mixed town, Jews and Arabs (mostly Christians) coexist in it, peacefully if not always lovingly. The local University has an Arab constituency of over 20%.

At the end of 1973, after the Yom Kippur War, Women’s Liberation (for this is how it was called; “Women’s Rights” came later) came to Israel, Haifa first, with several new Immigrants, Jewish-American women of academic training who came to teach at Haifa University. They started by consciousness raising…

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