Divorce Up in Israel

The incidence of divorce in Israel has reached 1.3 per 1,000 citizens and is on the rise, particularly among older couples with children, according to Nitza Ben-Dor, a lecturer at the University of Haifa. Ben-Dor also reported a threefold increase in the number ‘of Israeli single-parent families over the past ten years—up to 12,000 today—89% headed by women.