Re: Women in Israel/Palestine

Author Subject: Re: Women in Israel/Palestine
Susan Posted At 17:06:22 05/19/2002
Its not a fair "war" that's for sure. The daunting picture of Palestinians throwing rocks at Isreali tanks is very unsettling.

Women's roles in Palestine (and Isreal) have been ignored. I did a lot of research on women in the first Intifada, it is interesting to see how women's rights have really stayed stagnant.
Bryana Re: Women in Israel/Palestine (Currently 0 replies)
Posted At 09:22:34 12/02/2002

hi my name is Bryana. I'm writing back because I totally believe on what you said. I'm in your side. I wouldn't like to see a war between Palistane and Israel. I also have lot of questions unanswered. One of the reasons for that is that I have a boyfriend; he was born here and his parents but his ancestors were from Palistane, he also has cousings from there and speaks very well the language from Palistane. I want to know more stuff about the country and women in case I marry him. Can you guys please help me??. In case my Email doesn't work just write here please.
Thank you

PS. I would look back for any answers....
Hailey Re: Women in Israel (Currently 0 replies)
Posted At 02:35:32 12/14/2003

Are you referring to Palestinian women or Israeli women?

FYIs for the readers' knowledge:

- Israel is the ONLY country in the WORLD that declares mandatory army duty for it's female citizens. JEWISH female citizens (however, there are circumstances for exemptions).

- Palestinian/Arab women DO NOT serve in the army. I'd like to make this point VERY clear.

I think that some people on this message board are confused about the situation of women in Israel. Army duty is a very significant part of Israeli society and life in general. To say whether it is agreeable that women MUST serve the army but are not granted equal rights... is another question altogether. Why should women give up 2 years of their lives to shuffle papers in an army office? EQUALITY, dammit, EQUALITY!!!!!!!!

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