LONDON (Sep. 24)
The belief held by some that all Israeli women work is not true–actually, only 30 percent of them are employed, compared with 60 percent in the United States. These statistics were reported to the women’s group of the Friends of the Hebrew University today by Mrs. Zena Harman, Laborite member of the Knesset and former chairman of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Mrs. Harman, who was born here, is the wife of Hebrew University president Avraham Harman. “The role of women in Israel is perhaps greater and more pronounced than in other countries because in Israel women serve in the army and also play a special role in the national effort to bridge the gap between the various communities and to mold them all into one nation,” Mrs. Harman said.