IDF is no place for mistreating women

30.12.2011                      04.Tewet. 5772

Armee Rabbi:

IDF is no place for mistreating women

Brig.-Gen. Rafi Peretz vows to keep extremist Jewish behavior out of IDF ranks; PM speaks out against exclusion of women.

The chief IDF rabbi said he would prevent extremist religious behavior from affecting the role of women in the armed forces, Army Radio reported Friday.
"The same oversight that occurred in Beit Shemesh will not occur in the IDF," Brig.-Gen. and IDF rabbi Rafi Peretz wrote to IDF officials, referring to the recent series of extremist religious assaults and verbal attacks against women in the flashpoint town near Jerusalem….