For the first time in Israel, a political party has chosen as a matter of policy
a male and female chairperson. On Friday, the Green Movement, which did not pass
the electoral threshold in the last Knesset elections, selected Prof. Alon Tal
and Racheli Tidhar-Caner as the new chairs of the party.
Tidhar-Caner said in a statement that the move, which follows the model set out
by Germany’s Greens, was meant to highlight the disparity between men and women
in Israeli society.
The Green Movement filed the Supreme Court petition
against Maj.-Gen. Yoav Galant’s appropriation of land on his moshav that led to
the retraction of his appointment as the next IDF chief of general staff.