Esther Hertzog

Esther Hertzog is a social anthropologist who heads the Social Science Department at Beit Berl College. Her research focuses on gender issues, welfare policies and the Israeli bureaucracy. She is the author of Immigrants and Bureaucrats: Ethiopians in an Israeli Absorption Center and co-editor of Israel: Local Anthropology. A political feminist, she founded women’s parties in 1992 and in 1999. She also founded the Women’s Parliament, which she has coordinated since 1999.

Articles by this author

Political Parties in the Yishuv and Israel

Women’s parties have played a major, though so far unacknowledged, role in the social and political history of Israel: they had a significant impact on women’s participation in power centers, political and others; they played a major part in the struggle for women’s right to vote and to be elected; they brought into focus the economic discrimination against women, who constitute half of the population in the labor market; they made feminist discourse about gender equality widely known and discussed.

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