by Miriam Kreinin

Awareness of Sexual Harassment Moves Ahead in Israel

Last year a new immigrant from the States was completing an internship at one of Tel Aviv’s largest law firms. One evening the chief partner squeezed her behind and said. “Do you know what I love most about this country? I can do this and get away with it.” Unfortunately, many Israelis, including the young lawyer in this story, find this true. Sexual harassment in the Israeli workplace is nothing new, but learning how to deal with it effectively is taking the country some time.

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