MKs in uniform to salute women of the IDF

"Our army is the army of the people... in which everyone should be equal."

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February 27, 2018 16:11
MKs (L-R) Sharren Haskel (Likud), Merav Ben-Ari (Kulanu) and Ayelet Nahmias-Verbin (Zionist Union)

MKs (L-R) Sharren Haskel (Likud), Merav Ben-Ari (Kulanu) and Ayelet Nahmias-Verbin (Zionist Union) . (photo credit: CHAIM MESSIKA)

 
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MKs (L-R) Sharren Haskel (Likud), Merav Ben-Ari (Kulanu) and Ayelet Nahmias-Verbin (Zionist Union) wore IDF uniforms in the Knesset as a pre-Purim gesture Tuesday, honoring women of the IDF who have been under attack from some religious-Zionist rabbis in recent weeks.

The three even sat in the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee in uniforms, each representing a job that used to be closed to women and is now open to them.

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Haskel wore the uniform of the Border Patrol, where she used to serve, Ben-Ari, who was an education officer in Golani, wore a flight suit, and Nahmias-Verbin dressed as a tankist.

Ben-Ari, who came up with the idea, said: "We are in a new age in which many positions are open to young women who are enlisting... It is important to us to send a message to these young women and to all women. Our army is the army of the people... in which everyone should be equal."

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