Top IDF officers urge Barak to fight religious discrimination of women

14.11.2011                      17.Cheschwan. 5772

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Top IDF officers urge Barak to fight religious discrimination of women

Appeal comes in response to a series of recent events, including the boycotting of military ceremonies by religious cadets due to women singing.

Nineteen reserve major generals sent a letter last night to Defense Minister Ehud Barak and IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz, imploring them not to allow harm to come to women's service in the army as a result of religious soldiers' demands.
The reserve officers indicated that their appeal comes in response to a series of recent events, including the boycotting of military ceremonies by religious cadets due to women singing. The petitioners warned in their letter about harm caused to the motivation of women to serve in the army, as well as to what they termed damage to "the fundamental values of Israeli society."…