Joan Freeman

Israeli Women

Daughters of Rachel – Women in Israel

By Natalie Rein

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Women in Israel are usually seen by the world as being among the most liberated, but this is far from the truth. Unfortunately the cover picture of a beautiful young woman in combat-dress, backed by a stern Golda Meir, epitomises the very myth of liberation which the author is at some pains to explode in the text.

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