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Shelly Yachimovich
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Shelly Yachimovich is an Israeli Member of Knesset and Chairwoman of the Israeli Labor Party. Since joining politics in 2005, she has led extensive action and legislation in social and economic issues, focusing on labor rights; erosion of the welfare state; women's rights; privatizations; and the war on corruption. Shelly's full bio may be found here, and the latest on her agenda may be found here.

Blog Entries by Shelly Yachimovich

A Biometric Tower of Babel

Posted January 10, 2012 | 01/10/12 03:01 PM ET

"Let us build ourselves a biometric database with its top in the heavens" is a fair and precise paraphrase coined by bloggers describing the biometric database, by comparing it to the Towel of Babel, built with arrogance and ignorance.

Following the biometric database and identification law, a creation of...

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A Black Mark on the Israeli Society, One That We Must Erase

4 Comments | Posted January 3, 2012 | 01/03/12 11:01 AM ET

The following comes from remarks delivered at the Beit Shemesh demonstration against ultra-orthodox calls for gender segregation in Israel, on December 27, 2011 in Beit Shemesh, Israel.

Forbidden pavements for women. Sounds like a science fiction movie featuring an especially grim, hallucinatory reality. Yet this is a reality....

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The Secret Fantasies of Nahum Barnea

Posted January 24, 2011 | 01/24/11 02:03 PM ET

2011-01-24-image001.jpgThe journalist Nahum Barnea remembers me from this five-year-old photograph by Yossi Aloni as wearing "a tight black bodysuit, revealing and meant to accentuate." And also as someone who intentionally got photographed "as an outright sex object." In his...

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