• Knesset member Merav Michaeli speaks at the Temple Emanu-El during the annual Holocaust Remembrance Day in New York on April 7, 2013. (Allison Joyce/Reuters, via Corbis )

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    Merav Michaeli arrived in Parliament last month to take on Bibi over the lack of women in his Cabinet. Caroline Linton on Israel’s new feminist fighter.

    “So what do you think of the show Girls?” asks Merav Michaeli, the Israeli politician, just minutes after I meet her in New York. Michaeli is in town both on a vacation with her “non-husband” and to meet with American Jewish leaders. In an aside worthy of Hannah Horvath, she tells me that she would “definitely recommend that everyone go for a non-husband.”

    “It’s a vicious circle—once you get married, it’s clear what your role is,” she says.

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