Leadership Behind the Curtains: The Case of Israeli Women in 1948


Kabalo, Paula. 2008. “Leadership Behind the Curtains: The Case of Israeli Women in 1948.” Modern Judaism 28 (1): 14–40.

Author: Paula Kabalo


This article explores the role of the Council of Women's Organization (CWO) in the political activity of Israeli women. According to the author, the coalition was established in view of the Arab uprising of 1936 to allow women in the Yishuv to speak out on political matters. She indicates that the CWO offered itself as a public entity that is willing to pledge its forces to assistance in any action needed. In addition, the author discusses the impact of the establishment of the Israeli Defence Forces on the operation of the CWO. (EBSCO)

Topics: Gender, Women, International Organizations, Military Forces & Armed Groups, Militaries, Political Participation Regions: MENA, Asia, Middle East Countries: Israel

Year: 2008

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