HBI Diane Markowicz Memorial Lecture on Gender and Human Rights Featuring Professor Yofi Tirosh
From Terri Preuss
"Populist Regimes and Plans to Control Women: The Israeli Experience"
Dr. Yofi Tirosh, Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law
What is the role of gender in the rise of populist illiberal regimes? The case of Israel provides a timely opportunity to examine this question. Israel’s November 2022 elections mark an imminent danger of regime change: the newly elected government openly seeks to control the judiciary and minimize safeguards on civil rights, aiming to increase the depth and scope of religious Jewish law.