Antisemitism in the US is on the rise - what do US senators and Israeli ministers have to say about it?
Bayit Yehudi minister: Israel should re-think allowing women in IDF combat units
ByJPOST.COM STAFF
June 29, 2014 15:22
Uri Orbach made the remark during a committee hearing convened by the two most high-profile female ministers in the Israeli cabinet.
Senior Citizens Minister Uri Orbach at the weekly cabinet meeting, October 20, 2013.

Uri Orbach 370. (photo credit:Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post)

A religious Zionist lawmaker in the Israeli parliament caused a ruckus during a committee meeting on Sunday when he called for "reevaluating the integration of women in combat units."

Uri Orbach, the Bayit Yehudi minister who holds the pensioner affairs portfolio in the Netanyahu government, made the remark during a committee hearing convened by the two most high-profile female ministers in the Israeli cabinet, Tzipi Livni and Limor Livnat.



Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


The committee was called to discuss the issue of under-representation of females in public sector jobs.
Orbach's remark drew a rebuke from Yesh Atid MK Ronen Hoffman.

"The minister's call to reconsider allowing women to serve in combat is dark and primitive," he said. "The time has come for Minister Orbach to recognize the fact that there is no moral or practical basis for discriminating between men and women in the State of Israel."


Relevant to your professional network? Please share on Linkedin

Tags:
  • Israel
  • IDF
  • Israel news
  • bayit yehudi
  • woman soldiers
  • Share this article via
    from around the web
    Related Content
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
    August 31, 2014
    Prime minister to Channel 1: I’ll be running again in next election

    By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN

    Top Stories
    Israel Weather
    • 11 - 23
      Beer Sheva
      13 - 20
      Tel Aviv - Yafo
    • 9 - 17
      Jerusalem
      11 - 19
      Haifa
    • 14 - 26
      Elat
      13 - 24
      Tiberias