I would like to congratulate the Magazine on the excellent article “Druze anchorwoman shatters Israel’s glass ceiling” (Felice Friedson for The Media Line, November 16).
In the in-depth interview, TV anchor Gadeer Mreeh speaks of social limitations that impact on the life of Druze women in her hometown of Daliat al-Carmel. In fact, in this area, Druze women are creating their own beneficial impact, and Gadeer is just another example.
The Daliat al-Carmel WIZO branch, consisting entirely of Druze women volunteers, regularly holds lectures and seminars on political leadership and training women for leadership roles, which have had a huge impact on the community in empowering Druze women by breaking down social and family barriers.
Indeed, in the recent municipal election, Samira Azzam, a graduate of WIZO’s Political Leadership Program and the outgoing chairwoman of WIZO Usfiya (a Druze village in northern Israel), was elected to serve on the Usfiya City Council, the first woman to do so.
TRICIA SCHWITZER Tel Aviv The writer is chairwoman of World WIZO’s publicity and communication division.