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| Israel's tech women send revised group picture to Angela Merkel

Zev Stub    
Thursday, 11 October 1:19 PM

Yesterday evening a group of some 70 senior female high-tech executives and entrepreneurs gathered in Tel Aviv's Rabin Square to be photographed with a cardboard cutout figure of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The photograph, which was sent to her office in Berlin, was a protest to a meeting earlier in the week when Merkel was in Israel with leading figures from Israeli and German high-tech.

Merkel was the only woman present and in an embarrassing diplomatic incident she said, "I'm happy about this discussion and I'm happy about this joint meeting and if there will also be a woman here next time that would be nice. This is probably a field controlled by men but of course I'm happy you're all here, this is not a criticism."

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