"Israeli Arab women are no longer forbidden to work outside of the home," explains Baloum. "These days there is such an economic need that everyone realizes, including the husbands, that you cannot allow yourself the luxury of a woman who doesn't work. It's not a choice any more. This is just as true for the Jewish population. Arab women cannot, however, go to work in Tel Aviv, so starting a small business in the hometown is a really good option. It creates many opportunities."