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Women Gain Influence in Israeli Politics After Many Years

For decades, the prototype for a top Israeli politician has been a tough-talking man with a decorated military past who's big on security. Now, however, women are filling senior positions in parties across the spectrum, and they are influencing the style, tone and manner of Israeli politics. Opinion polls suggest up to 30 women — including a 29-year-old former protest leader and a 49-year-old retired brigadier general — will be elected to the 120-seat Knesset when Israelis vote March...

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