WIZO elects Tova Ben-Dov president

January 19, 2012 18:49


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Members of the Women's International Zionist Organization (WIZO) elected Tova Ben-Dov to be its next president on Thursday at the conclusion of its quadrennial gathering in Tel Aviv.

Ben-Dov, who was formerly the head of WIZO in Israel, will succeed outgoing president Helena Glaser who is stepping down after eight years of leading the 92-year-old women's group.

"The show of female power by WIZO delivers a clear massage about the place of women in Israeli society at the vanguard of leading the Jewish and Israeli ethos," said Glaser. "Segregating women only sharpens the challenge ahead of us about promoting an egalitarian and democratic Jewish society."
Earlier in the day opposition leader Tzipi Livni addressed the WIZO delegates, telling them Israel did not have to pick between Jewish law, or the halacha, and state laws.

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