Haaretz Weekly Podcast with Prof. Ruth Halperin-Kaddari: Why Israel’s ‘Handmaids’ Are Fighting Netanyahu’s Far-right Government

Women’s rights in Israel are in danger, warns Prof. Ruth Halperin-Kaddari:

“The judicial overhaul led by Netanyahu poses great risk to Israeli women since the weakening of the power of the High Court of Justice will have a devastating impact on the ability of women to fight back against discriminatory laws.”

She applauds the use of the image of the women in Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel-turned-TV series “The Handmaid’s Tale” as having been effective in focusing the Israeli public’s attention on these imminent threats. “The intentions of this government regarding women are very clear,” she says. “I truly fear that all these dystopian visions of the future are totally realistic.”

Listen to Haaretz Weekly podcast on women’s rights in Israel with Prof. Ruth Halperin-Kaddari.


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