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January 21, 2015 12:09 pm

Israel’s First Ultra-Orthodox Female Party is Announced

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Haredi women protest in Jerusalem against Israel's draft law. Photo: Anav Silverman / Tazipt News Agency.

Haaretz – The first-ever Israeli political party dedicated to ultra-Orthodox women, was unveiled Monday.

Heading the party, called “B’Zhutan: Haredi Women Making Change” is Ruth Colian, 33, a veteran social activist and feminist who declared that this was a “historic” step in a mission to “guarantee representation in the Knesset for ultra-Orthodox women.”

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