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The status of women in the state of Israel has been predisposed primarily by liberal and socialist ideologies of the Zionist movement; respectively, Israel's declaration of independence (May 14, 1948) conveys that the state of Israel “will ensure complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants irrespective of religion, race or sex.” Yet, in Israel, during the first decade of the 21st century, one can still identify many areas in which women cannot yet enjoy full impartiality and ultimate equality.

The Israeli central Bureau of Statistics, 2007, indicates that women comprise 50.6 percent of Israel's population, meaning that for every 102.4 women there are 100 men, whereas in the world at large that ratio is inverted. Israeli women have the highest average number ...

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