Soldiers' moms protest Mahsom Watch lecture to IDF

March 19, 2006 20:27


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Mothers of soldiers stationed in Judea and Samaria tried to block on Sunday the entry of a Mahsom Watch woman into a Jordan Valley IDF base. The woman was scheduled to lecture to the soldiers on the base. In a letter to Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Dan Halutz, the mothers protested that the lecture apparently represented a blatant attempt to politicize the IDF, Channel 10 reported. Halutz, who met with Mahsom Watch women just two weeks ago, responded by releasing a directive barring representatives of the group from lecturing before soldiers. Mahsom Watch constitutes a volunteer organization composed of women who monitor checkpoints in the West Bank in order to ensure humane treatment of Palestinians.

Related Content

Jisr az-Zarq
April 3, 2014
Residents of Jisr az-Zarqa beckon Israel Trail hikers to enjoy their town