Israel opposition tries to force haredi parties to include women

New legislation seeking to force haredi parties to include women on their lists for the Knesset is set to go to a preliminary vote Wednesday.

MK Ksenia Svetlova (Zionist Union), who held a conference in the Knesset on female political representation Monday, states that a list that has no women on it can be considered negating Israel as a Jewish and democratic state – one of the grounds on which a party can be disqualified for running for Knesset seats.

In recent years, the Supreme Court overturned all Central Election Committee decisions to ban lists from running. In addition, the bill does not preclude circumvention by putting one woman in an unrealistic spot on the list.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Israel-opposition-tries-to-force-haredi-parties-to-include-women-445739

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