Israel Conference On Peace and The Missing Parents

Israel Conference On Peace last Thursday brought together an impressive roster of speakers, whose opinions matter. There were Israelis and Palestinians, representatives from the left and from the right and even several statesmen like Tony Blair and Martin Indyk who are involved in the peace “industry”. They all spoke to a full house that was waiting for some encouraging message of hope.

Still if we need a proof that the Israeli left is out of touch with the life of most Israelis, we could start with the location of the conference and the price of registration.

The conference was held at a luxurious hotel in Tel Aviv.

Please keep reading in the Times Of Israel

http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/israel-conference-on-peace-and-the-missing-parents/

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When It Comes To Women Ambition Is Still A Dirty Word

The public argument between the two Israeli journalists Ayala Hasson and Geula Even resulted in many schadenfreude responses, especially in the social media. I saw very unpleasant sexist remarks on my Facebook page. Those reactions to the two strong women got me thinking about the instinctive negative attitude to ambitious women.

In 2008 I attended a conference on Women and Ambition in the Workplace. The conference was organized by the Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies in Trinity College, Dublin in association with the Irish Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform.

Although the conference was devoted to ambition that word was curiously absent from the discussions. There was a certain unease surrounding ambition itself and as an adjective for a woman.

Please keep reading in The Times Of Israel

http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/when-it-comes-to-women-ambition-is-still-a-dirty-word/

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