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March 13, 2014 9:30 pm

Israel Ranked Best Middle Eastern Country to Live in as a Woman

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Reunion in Israel. Photo: Israel's Channel 2.

Israel was the ranked the best country in which to live as a woman in the Middle East and North Africa region, according to a 2013 report cited by The Huffington Post on Thursday.

Each year since 2006, the World Economic Forum has released its annual Global Gender Gap Report examining efforts to close the gap in four categories: economic participation and opportunity, educational attainment, health and survival and political Empowerment.

While raked first for its region, the Jewish state came in 53rd in the overall Gap Report for 2013, moving up three spots from its 2012 ranking.

Iceland took the top spot for the fifth year and Colombia was the biggest riser, moving up 28 places to rank 35th.

Out of the 110 countries that have been included every year, 95 have shown improvement over the last four years, The Huffington Post noted. Women are getting more opportunities than ever for economic participation, gaining greater access to education and are living longer and healthier lives. They are also playing a much larger role in the political decision making process, according to the report.

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  • David

    This is true about Israelis hating non-Israelis. They hate everybody equally, including other Israelis

  • Huda

    I WOULD never advise anyone to go live in “Israel”.. Has anyone ever paid a visit? If you are not an Israeli they will treat you like scum..

    • Huda – you have clearly never been there. I have. Dozens of times. And have been treated exactly the same as everyone else is treated there. I have spoken to Thailand workers, Arab shopkeepers, Jewish bankers and others. None of them would recognise your spittle-flecked hate-filled allegations as being even remotely true.

      The only people treated as “scum” there are those who wish to murder it’s people and destroy the country. People, I would suggest, like you, Huda.

  • Of course the BDS Mob will dismiss it as “fem-washing”.

  • Phil N

    Considering the area covered, I doubt that there was a close second.

  • judorebbe

    Don’t tell the (oh, so well informed) “progressives” who get their jollies by bashing Israel – They would rather champion tyrannical Muslim regimes (such as the PA) where “honor killings” are acceptable.