09.03.2011 03.Adar ll, 5771
Meeting soldiers during a tour of the Jordan Valley, prime minister says Israel is only country in region ‘in which women have equal rights.’
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu marked International Women’s Day on Tuesday by paying tribute to the female soldiers in the Israel Defense Forces.
"Today, I am impressed by two things,” the prime minister told female soldiers during a visit to the Jordan Valley. “First, I am impressed by you. There is a revolution in the IDF here. One-third of the IDF's personnel are women. The reason this is not half is because they have a different service period. But this is first….