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4 Israeli women lawmakers

33 out of the 120 Israeli Members of Knesset (Parliament) are women. 4 of the first-time female Knesset Members include the first female Ethiopian-born MK and minister, the first female ultra-Orthodox Jewish MK and minister, the first female Druze MK, … Continue reading

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Israel’s first female Muslim police lieutenant

Sabreen Saadi is about to become the first hijab-wearing Muslim woman to attain the rank of lieutenant in the Israel Police. Saadi is from a traditional Muslim family in a Bedouin town in northern Israel. There are currently 55 Arab … Continue reading

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An Arab-Israeli female Muslim bus driver

Padila Sohila from the Arab town of Tira has driven buses for seven years. Passengers and fellow drivers are most respectful to her. Her aunt was the first woman in Tila to own and drive a car. Now, most Muslim … Continue reading

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The first Israeli President to host Arab policewomen

Israeli President Rivlin made history when he hosted 29 Muslim and Christian Arab policewomen at his Residence. Over the past two years, 728 Arabs have joined the Israeli police force, including 74 women, of whom nearly 50 are Muslim. https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Presence-of-Arab-women-in-Israel-Police-increasing-560481

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Female Muslim ambulance driver

I reported previously (31st Dec) about United Hatzalah’s female Muslim paramedic. Magen David Adom is also training Bedouin men and women to become medics. This I24 News video features ambulance driver and trainee paramedic 27-year-old, mother-of-four Warud Abu Abed. https://www.youtube.com/embed/K-owdJsRzlQ?rel=0 … Continue reading

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The first female Muslim Israeli diplomat

Muslim women in Israel are doctors, pharmacists, entrepreneurs, bus drivers, judges, IDF soldiers, etc. (see here and here). Now Israel gets its first Muslim, female diplomat, when Rasha Atamny from Baqa al-Gharbiya becomes first secretary at the Israeli embassy in … Continue reading

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Empowering Arab women business leaders

Ola Baker Salameh is an Israeli-Arab woman from Acre and CEO of Sebana Medical. Her company employs Arabs (Christian and Muslim) and Jews. It received 60% of its R&D funding from Israel’s Office of Chief Scientist. https://www.youtube.com/embed/1NovQFasVv8?rel=0

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Jewish-Arab women’s choir wins international award

The Rana Choir, a mixed Jewish-Muslim-Christian women’s chorus from Jaffa, received a 2016 International Hrant Dink Foundation award in Istanbul, Turkey. The foundation awards “people and organizations working for a world free of discrimination, racism and violence”. http://www.israel21c.org/jewish-arab-womens-choir-wins-international-award/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxgg52yko_Q

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Jerusalem united in Shalom (Peace)

Sharon recently took many photos of diversity in Jerusalem’s Mamilla Mall: Muslim women eating at the adjacent table and Arab families shopping in the Jerusalem mall. But her favorite photograph was of medical volunteers, published by United Hatzalah. http://rjstreets.com/2019/08/23/shabbat-shalom-united-in-jerusalem/ https://www.jns.org/sheryl-sandberg-donates-ambulance-to-united-hatzalah-during-israel-visit/

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Bedouin woman joins Israeli police rescue unit

I’ve included articles previously (see here) about Bedouin Muslim women integrating into Israeli society. Now Rana Jaboua, a resident of the Bedouin Negev village of al-Fara’a has become the first female Bedouin in Israel to join the Israel Police Rescue … Continue reading

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