Below is a statement on women’s oppression in Israel/Occupied Palestine by the Internationalist Socialist League. We post this piece for the purposes of discussion and welcome any contributions readers may wish to make.
“Zionist State Launches Attack on Women”
Chauvinism Cannot Be Defeated Without Struggle against Palestinian Oppression
Recently in Israel, we have witnessed a wave of reports on acts of chauvinist oppression, especially ones committed by Haredi (ultra-orthodox) Jews: from attempts to stop women from singing in public, through attempts to force women to sit in the back of the bus, and up to a verbal attack by Haredim on a 7-year-old girl, who in their minds was not dressed in a way fit for a woman. The Zionist media has named the phenomenon “Women’s Exclusion”. In fact, it is a classic example of the oppression of women under class society.