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Israel Is Proud of Who We Are

“We are proud of our Jewish traditions and identity, and we are proud of the equality and freedoms for all our people” reports nytimes.com. This law now sits proudly alongside Israel’s other Basic Laws (which carry quasi-constitutional power) that reinforce the freedom of expression and equality for all citizens of Israel. Source: nytimes.com Share This:

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Israel passes controversial ‘nation-state’ law that gives special status to Jews

“The new law promotes the development of Jewish communities, possibly aiding those who would seek to advance discriminatory land-allocation policies” writes David M for seattletimes.com. If the new law was meant to give expression to Israel’s national identity, it exposed and further divided an already fractured society.The basic laws legally supersede the Declaration of Independence and, unlike regular laws, have never been overturned by Israel’s Supreme Court.JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel has long demanded that the Palestinians acknowledge his country’s existence as the “nation-state of the Jewish…

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Performance implications of default struct equality in C#

“After a very quick look at the code it was clear what was the problem: We used a tuple that contained a custom struct with default equality implementation” reports microsoft.com. A more appropriate approach is to warn a developer when “inappropriate” struct with default equality members (defined in the app or in a third-party library) is stored in a hash set.And, as you may imagine, this will cause a drastic performance impact if these instances are stored in a hash set or a hash table. Source: microsoft.com Share This:

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Labour antisemitism code could breach Equality Act

“The legal advice has been prepared by law lecturer Tom Frost and confirmed by Doughty Street QC Jonathan Cooper” writes Jessica Elgot for theguardian.com. The Jewish Labour Movement (JLM) will hand the party new legal advice, ahead of a crunch meeting on Tuesday, which advises that the party’s decision to exclude some examples from an international antisemitism definition breaches the 2010 act. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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Jimmy Choo co-founder Tamara Mellon reveals the lessons she’s learned in the fashion industry

“Sweat equity describes the contribution a businessperson puts into a project in the shape of effort and labor” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. On Tuesday, Mellon reiterated what she said on Equal Pay Day, about how she did three private equity deals with Jimmy Choo and went onto discover that the male CEOs received double the sweat equity that she did. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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6 videos to watch if you want to learn how to be a better man

“In his 2015 TEDWomen talk, Kimmel explains why gender equality, particularly at home, makes meaningful, positive differences in men’s lives” writes Rebecca Ruiz for mashable.com. You can also watch his TEDx talk on violence against women here. You can watch the movie on Netflix, and rent or buy it on YouTube, iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon. Source: mashable.com Share This:

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Trump disrupts G-7 gender equality meeting by arriving late

“He said gender equality must “cut through” everything the G-7 does” writes Rob Gillies for sun-sentinel.com. President Donald Trump arrived late for a gender equality meeting at an international summit, prompting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to kick it off without waiting for “stragglers” to arrive.Trudeau had made the issue of gender equality a priority for the gathering. Source: sun-sentinel.com Share This:

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Britain needs gender equality quotas now, Fawcett Society says

“Quotas to get more women into key positions in politics, business and the arts must be introduced to address a massive imbalance of power in Britain, according to equality campaigners” writes Alexandra Topping for theguardian.com. With a statue of suffragist Millicent Fawcett set to become the first of a woman in London’s Parliament Square on Tuesday, analysis from the Fawcett Society Sex and Power Index has shown that men still overwhelmingly dominate positions of power in every sector of society. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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Regressive laws prevent economic equality, says study

“Legal barriers that prevent women from working or limit their opportunities to own a business are having a negative impact on global growth and economic equality, a World Bank study has found” writes Hannah Summers for theguardian.com. The study also found that only 76 countries mandate equal remuneration for work of equal value, while 37 economies have no laws protecting pregnant women from dismissal.In Kenya, meanwhile, laws have been introduced to protect women from domestic violence as well as sexual, psychological, and economic abuse from partners and former partners. “There…

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