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Yael Braudo

Starting in the early 1950s, Israeli women's organizations persistently promoted legislation that aimed to ensure wives' just share in marital property, until in 1973 the Knesset enacted the Spouses (Property Relations) Law. This remarkable struggle was then forgotten. The long history of this law as told here, along with parallel Israeli legislative and judicial developments related to property relations between spouses, reveals the political activities of women's organizations during the decades in which it is generally believed that they neglected their political-feminist agenda. It also discloses the substantial gap between the organizations' vision of a community property regime throughout marriage and the regime of property separation enacted into law. This case study sheds light on how social organizations attempt to promote legal reforms and on the consequences of their compromises.

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Israel Goes to the Polls

The Road to Elections for the Constituent Assembly, 1948–1949

Meir Chazan

Progressive Party 17,786 4.1 5 Sephardic and Oriental Jews 15,287 3.5 4 Maki (Communist Party) 15,148 3.5 4 Nazareth Democratic List 7,387 1.7 2 Fighters’ List 5,363 1.2 1 WIZO and Union of Women for Equal Rights 5,173 1.2 1 Yemenites’ Association 4,399 1.0 1

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Hebrew Literature in the ‘World Republic of Letters’

Translation and Reception, 1918–2018

Yael Halevi-Wise and Madeleine Gottesman

. Rarely recognized abroad, Hebrew poets have been honored in Italy: Meir Wieseltier received a L’Olio della Poesia Prize in 2004, and Agi Mishol was granted the Lerici Pea Award in 2014. The Adei-Wizo, a Milan-based organization that makes an effort to

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Sephardi Leadership in Israel

Transitioning from Mandate to Statehood

Moshe Naor

as part of a joint list that also included the Progressive Party and WIZO, the Women's International Zionist Organization. The decision was made only after Levy refused to stand at the head of an ethnic list. 29 Tiberias was another city where the