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Sexism in Israel?

Kevin Peraino writes in Newsweek: If Tzipi Livni manages to assemble a coalition, all three branches of Israel’s government will be led by women: Dalia Itzik became Israel’s first female speaker of Knesset in 2006 and Dorit Beinisch heads the Supreme Court.

So you might think all the fuss in America about lipstick and pigs is a little passé in Israel. Golda Meir, after all, cracked Israel’s glass ceiling some 35 years ago.

Not so, Peraino’s piece suggests.

Some Israeli pundits have argued Livni is the manliest woman in Israeli politics. JTA’s Dina Kraft explored that theme a bit in her Livni profile earlier this month.

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