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Nov. 3, 2017, 10:52 a.m.
Countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"In the Middle East and North Africa, seven countries or autonomous regions have legislation or regulations on domestic violence: Algeria, Bahrain, Iraqi Kurdistan, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia"(4)
Nov. 3, 2017, 10:51 a.m.
Countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"In the Middle East and North Africa, seven countries or autonomous regions have legislation or regulations on domestic violence: Algeria, Bahrain, Iraqi Kurdistan, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia"(4)
Sept. 25, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-6

6.0
Sept. 14, 2017, 12:28 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-6

"Israel's state-sanctioned rabbinate oversees many aspects of daily life for the Jewish majority, including marriage and divorce. There are no civil marriages, meaning that couples must marry or divorce according to religious law — or travel abroad for a civil ceremony. Some women's rights advocates say the religious laws stem from a patriarchal tradition and put the woman at a disadvantage. Christians and Muslims marry according to their own religious customs"(para 8-10)
Sept. 14, 2017, 12:28 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: MARR-LAW-5

"In Israel, where all marriages are subject to religious law, this norm has left thousands of women in legal limbo due to husbands who refuse to grant divorces. In recent decades, the rabbinical courts have gained the authority to impose various sanctions against recalcitrant husbands"(para 4-5)."Israel's state-sanctioned rabbinate oversees many aspects of daily life for the Jewish majority, including marriage and divorce. There are no civil marriages, meaning that couples must marry or divorce according to religious law — or travel abroad for a civil ceremony. Some women's rights advocates say the religious laws stem from a patriarchal tradition and put the woman at a disadvantage. Christians and Muslims marry ...more
Sept. 14, 2017, 12:28 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: ATDW-LAW-5

"The bitter divorce is being fought under millennia-old Jewish law. According to the law, a woman needs the approval of her husband to dissolve a marriage"(para 3). 'In Israel, where all marriages are subject to religious law, this norm has left thousands of women in legal limbo due to husbands who refuse to grant divorces. In recent decades, the rabbinical courts have gained the authority to impose various sanctions against recalcitrant husbands"(para 4-5)."Israel's state-sanctioned rabbinate oversees many aspects of daily life for the Jewish majority, including marriage and divorce. There are no civil marriages, meaning that couples must marry or divorce according to religious law — or travel abroad for ...more
Sept. 14, 2017, 12:28 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: ADCM-PRACTICE-1

"Among the most contentious of Jewish rites is the one that grants men disproportionate power in divorce. Women who are not granted divorces are often forced to relinquish their child custody rights or alimony payments to convince husbands to accede"(para 11)."According to the court documents, the wife suffered the stroke on a visit to Israel with her husband in 2005. Shortly after, the husband returned to the US, where he remains. His wife and their two children stayed in Israel and she became an Israeli citizen. The court says the husband has ignored her request and a court ruling for a divorce as well as another ruling demanding he pay ...more
Sept. 14, 2017, 12:28 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: DTCP-LAW-1

"The chief rabbinate court in Tel Aviv, pictured, has banned a US businessman from leaving Israel because his son is refusing to grant a divorce to his partially disabled wife"(para 3)."In Israel, where all marriages are subject to religious law, this norm has left thousands of women in legal limbo due to husbands who refuse to grant divorces. In recent decades, the rabbinical courts have gained the authority to impose various sanctions against recalcitrant husbands"(para 4-5)."Israel's state-sanctioned rabbinate oversees many aspects of daily life for the Jewish majority, including marriage and divorce. There are no civil marriages, meaning that couples must marry or divorce according to religious law — or ...more
Sept. 14, 2017, 12:28 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-2

"The bitter divorce is being fought under millennia-old Jewish law. According to the law, a woman needs the approval of her husband to dissolve a marriage...The chief rabbinate court in Tel Aviv, pictured, has banned a US businessman from leaving Israel because his son is refusing to grant a divorce to his partially disabled wife"(para 3).In Israel, where all marriages are subject to religious law, this norm has left thousands of women in legal limbo due to husbands who refuse to grant divorces. In recent decades, the rabbinical courts have gained the authority to impose various sanctions against recalcitrant husbands"(para 4-5)."But legal experts say that never before have they punished ...more
Sept. 14, 2017, 12:28 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Osnat Sharon, the wife's lawyer, said her client has endured an 'intensive and Sisyphean' process of rehabilitation that will not be complete until she is allowed to move on.'She is not yet 40. She has her entire life ahead of her,' said Sharon, who also serves as legal adviser to Yad L'Isha, an aid center for women who are refused divorces"(para 21-22)."The New York-based Organization for the Resolution of Agunot, which works to help solve Jewish divorce disputes, has followed the case [of the woman in Israel who is still waiting from permission from her husband to divorce. The husband is living in the United States]"(para 26)
Sept. 14, 2017, 12:28 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1, ADCM-LAW-1, CUST-PRACTICE-1, CUST-LAW-1

"Among the most contentious of Jewish rites is the one that grants men disproportionate power in divorce. Women who are not granted divorces are often forced to relinquish their child custody rights or alimony payments to convince husbands to accede"(para 11)
Sept. 14, 2017, 12:28 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Ruth Halperin-Kaddari, founding director of the Rackman Center for the Advancement of the Status of Women at Israel's Bar-Ilan University said: 'It's really shameful that this is the only way to solve the terrible plight of this miserable woman [who is waiting for her husband's permission to divorce], by incarcerating or confiscating the passport of her father-in-law. There should definitely be an alternative way"(para 7)."Rabbinical judges are allowed to use sanctions against husbands who refuse to grant a 'gett,' the Jewish term for a divorce. The rabbinical court, a recognized legal body in Israel, has frozen bank accounts and canceled driver's licenses among other means to pressure husbands in Israel, ...more
Sept. 14, 2017, 12:28 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"Osnat Sharon, the wife's lawyer, said her client has endured an 'intensive and Sisyphean' process of rehabilitation that will not be complete until she is allowed to move on. 'She is not yet 40. She has her entire life ahead of her,' said Sharon, who also serves as legal adviser to Yad L'Isha, an aid center for women who are refused divorces"(para 21-22)
Sept. 14, 2017, 12:28 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-9

"There are no civil marriages, meaning that couples must marry or divorce according to religious law — or travel abroad for a civil ceremony"(para 9)
Sept. 1, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: LO-SCALE-3

1.0
Sept. 1, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: LO-SCALE-2

0.0
Sept. 1, 2017, 10:26 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: LO-SCALE-1

1.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-1

1
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: AFE-SCALE-1

0.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

0.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

0.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: DACH-SCALE-2

1.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

1.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-4

6.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-1

1.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: MARR-SCALE-3

0.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

2.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: MARR-SCALE-1

1.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: ABO-SCALE-1

3.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: PW-SCALE-1

0.0