EXCLUSIVE: Arab Women in Israel and the Arab World

Wednesday, January 01, 2014 |  Ryan Jones

When the Thomas Reuters Foundation published a survey on living conditions for women in the Arab world, comparisons with Israel were inevitable. The results of the survey were shocking. The much touted “Arab Spring” that was supposed to have delivered greater democratic freedoms to many Arab nations appeared to have overlooked that fundamental building block of modern Western democracy: women’s rights.

But, in Israel the situation is completely different. "Close to 60 percent of Arab students in universities and colleges are women,” renowned expert Dr. Salah Azaiza told Israel Today. “And a great many of those women are seekingmaster’s degrees and doctorates" before going on to careers in hi-tech, medicine, politics and every other sphere of society.

The full article appears in the current edition of Israel Today Magazine.

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