Shas MK Nissim Ze'ev said Tuesday that male orthodox soldiers be allowed to use earplugs to block out women singing in official IDF ceremonies.
Speaking at a meeting of the Knesset Committee on the Status of Women, Ze'ev also argued that such soldiers should have the right to serve in women-free units.
Head of IDF Manpower Directorate Maj.-Gen. Orna Barbivai shot back that nobody can
tell a female soldier she can't sing in a ceremony just because she's a
The committee meeting comes amid a growing national debate on women's rights and religious rights that has most recently erupted in clashes between police and haredi Jews in Beit Shemesh.
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