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Women missing from top roles as Israeli election takes shape

The Knesset race is painting a sad picture of gender equality in Israel, with no party led by a woman.

It’s now clear that the March 2021 election in Israel is bad news for women’s representation in Israeli politics.

After a year when the coronavirus put the civic, health and economic crisis front and center and women leaders around the world like New Zealand’s prime minister rose to prominence, in Israel no woman stands at the head of any political party, large or small. Lists of candidates for the 24th Knesset must be submitted by Feb. 4, but as of now there is no party headed by a woman.

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