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Dr. Theodor Meron, Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, has resigned and is returning to Jerusalem because the Foreign Ministry has ruled that his wife cannot continue to work as a translator at the UN. She has been a translator in Jerusalem and Geneva since 1962. Meron, a specialist in international law, called the ruling a blow to women’s rights. He said no such ban exists in any other country. The ruling was issued by the Foreign Ministry after a controversy over the wife of Israel’s Ambassador to Denmark who operated a beauty parlor in Copenhagen.

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