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MK on women singing: Orthodox soldiers should use earplugs

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 woman.
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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