Israeli government promises to appoint Arab woman to socioeconomic panel

22.08.2011                      22.Aw-Elul, 5771

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Israeli government promises to appoint Arab woman to socioeconomic panel

Change to Trajtenberg Committee comes in response to High Court petition submitted by Itach, Women Lawyers for Social Justice, in concert with 12 other women's advocacy groups.

An Arab woman is to be appointed to the Trajtenberg Committee on socioeconomic change, according to the state's response to a High Court of Justice petition against the original composition of the panel. "This is expected to be implemented as soon as possible," the State Prosecutor's Office wrote in the response.
The petition, submitted Wednesday by Itach, Women Lawyers for Social Justice, in concert with 12 other women's advocacy groups, demanded the immediate addition of Arab women to the panel, which was appointed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in response to the social protest movement sweeping the country….