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Wide gender gap in salaries

JERUSALEM, Jan. 8 (JTA) — The gap in salary between men and women in Israel is reportedly the largest in the Western world. The gap was reported in a Knesset subcommittee studying the status of women in the Jewish state, according to the Hebrew daily Ma’ariv. The subcommittee is urging the government to enforce two laws previously passed by the Knesset to address the gaps. One law calls for equal pay for men and women. The other law requires more women to be appointed to civil servant positions.