Shulamit Aloni was a legislator who championed civil rights and was fiercely critical of her country's treatment of Palestinian. Born in Tel Aviv between the wars, she was descended from Polish Jewish rabbinical families. Her life, as a fighter for equality and human rights, and her failure to change Israel's materialistic and paternalistc attitudes, closely reflect the troubled history of the Jewish state.
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Sunday 18 August 2013
Rosalía Mera, who, with her husband, co-founded the Zara fashion range and chain of shops, was Spain’s wealthiest woman – and, according to Forbes magazine, the “wealthiest self-made woman on the planet”, with a fortune estimated at more than $6bn.
Wednesday 14 August 2013
Although the Communist regime of Walter Ulbricht and Erich Honecker always claimed that East Germany was the most advanced state as far as women's rights were concerned, it proved very difficult for women to advance to leadership positions in many spheres.
Monday 12 August 2013
Thames Water, Britain's biggest water company, has asked Ofwat for permission to increase bills by £29 before inflation as an exceptional "one-off"
Monday 05 August 2013
The congealed mushy deposit, dubbed a 'fatberg' by the authority, is thought to be the largest ever found in Britain
Wednesday 31 July 2013
Fifty Shades hotter? London Fire Brigade blames 'mummy porn' for rising number of handcuff incidents
Monday 29 July 2013
Fire fighters have linked increasing call-outs to people trapped in handcuffs to the popularity of books such as EL James' "mummy porn" trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey.
Thursday 25 July 2013
‘It’s important the Pope is coming… hopefully things will get better’
Wednesday 17 July 2013
Former head of Ofwat lambasts privatised firms for paying excessive dividends
Friday 12 July 2013
The list below provides more information about a selection of the Hidden Treasures events from across the country.
Thursday 11 July 2013
Test breakthrough links man who confessed to the 1960s killing spree with the final victim
Saturday 06 July 2013
Louis XIV used fashion as political tool, says our style columnist
Sunday 23 June 2013
Baby was discovered after neighbours reported meowing noises emerging from a communal drain
Sunday 23 June 2013
British shoppers are a fickle bunch. We moan ad nauseam about the high street's death yet as a nation we are the world's most avid online shoppers. As latest sales showed, online is booming.
Saturday 15 June 2013
When she was young, a tomboyish Griffiths longed to do everything her brothers did.
Saturday 08 June 2013
Every now and again, fashion alights on the old cliché of the bourgeoise woman as a focal point. Generally, it means primness, plenty of pearls, maybe a bit of free-falling georgette and a pussy-cat bow. It's a look Miuccia Prada loves, hence the rest of the fashion world does too. It smacks of old Saint Laurent, a bit Belle de Jour. All terribly French. But personally, I can't see those bourgeoise stalwarts without thinking of Margo Leadbetter in The Good Life – opening the style up to a very different interpretation indeed.
The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Ukrainian military jet was flying close to passenger plane before it was shot down, says Russian officer
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: victims’ bodies bundled in black bags and loaded onto trains
John Barrowman praised for Commonwealth Games opening ceremony gay kiss
- 1 Is Gideon Levy the most hated man in Israel or just the most heroic?
- 2 Students offered grants if they tweet pro-Israeli propaganda
- 4 Satellite full of sexually experimental geckos adrift in space, Russia loses control of mission