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Dear Friends,

"There is a wonder woman inside all of us" ~ Diane Von Furstenberg

Creative, trailblazing women driven by an inspiring vision of success, and who act as agents of change in their communities, have always been a source of inspiration for younger and other women. One of the objectives of our biweekly publication is to showcase the valuable contribution of women from all walks of life, all ages, and all economic strata to society

Now is the time to unleash the wonder woman within ourselves - to better support one another. When we hold one woman back, we hold all women back. And when we empower and support each other, we all go big.
 
With warm regards,

Janine Gelley 
Chairperson, Organization and Tourism Division.
World WIZO.
Welcome to a land that is bound to inspire you. Come and meet its people of endless spirit and experience its wonderful sounds, tastes and sights. See the latest in innovation and technology. Together these ingredients combine to produce the fun, unique and creative experience called Israel.

A sizzling Yom Ha'atzmaut celebration - South African style 

From the tip of Africa the sound of Hatikvah was heard as WIZO South Africa chaverot and their families celebrated Israel's 67th birthday in splendid style. As an active Zionist women's organization in South Africa for the past 116 years the federation is proud to be part of the Zionist movement that resulted in the establishment of the State of Israel 67 years ago. Read more...
 

Lucy Aharish won't let extremists blow out her fire

Of the 14 Israelis chosen to light the country’s 67th Independence Day torches at the ceremony on Jerusalem's Mount Herzl, only one delivered part of her speech in Arabic: Lucy Aharish, an Arab Muslim TV anchor on i24news and frequent face on Israeli television. In her brief remarks, which Aharish delivered while visibly holding back tears, she issued a plea for tolerance  and coexistence among all Israeli citizens. Read more... 
 

Be inspired by 67 amazing women in Israel - twice

For Israel’s 67th Independence Day,Dr. Elana Maryles Sztokman, award-winning author and leading Jewish feminist decided to create a list of 67 inspiring women in Israel that are changing the world for good. Once she started collecting the entries the numbers far surpassed 67. In fact, the list became closer to TWICE 67. So here is a list of 134  amazing women for you to get to know. Read more... 
 

A vision for female leadership

Brigadier-General, Rachel Tevet-Vizel, serves as the IDF's chief gender advisor, overseeing all matters of gender and women’s issues for the soldiers who serve in the army. This is no small task. Whatever your politics, when it comes to gender, the IDF is among the most progressive and inclusive armies in the world. Lesbian and gay soldiers, for instance, were fully integrated into the Israeli army decades before the United States repealed its Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy in 2011.  Read more...
 

And then there was nano 

You’ve never seen the Bible like this before. That is, if you can actually see this version. For the 50th anniversary of the Shrine of the Book wing of the Israel Museum, which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls, the museum has launched an exhibition on the “nano bible,” or the world’s smallest Bible, created by Israeli scientists at the Technion. The Nano Bible, is engraved onto a 0.5 mm2 chip is barely visible. Read more...
 
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Compiled by World WIZO Organization & Tourism Division
Co-editors: Lisa Moss, Raquel Dar
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