Israeli PM Netanyahu Proudly Hails First-Ever Appointment of Female Air Force Squadron Commander

An Israeli Air Force F-16 departs on a combat mission during the Blue Flag exercise on Uvda Air Force Base, Israel Nov. 27, 2013. Aircraft from the 492nd Fighter Squadron deployed to participate in the exercise, which promoted improved operational capability, combat effectiveness, understanding and cooperation between the U.S., Israel, Greece, and Italy. The unit engaged multiple heavy air defense assets, ground base targets and simulated opposition forces to meet combined operations requirements. (Official U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Lee Osberry/Released)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proudly hailed the first-ever appointment of a female to serve as a squadron commander in his country’s air force.

“Not only will I not condemn the chief of staff, I praise him and the commander of the air force,” Netanyahu said. “I expect to see more appointments like this.”

While Netanyahu was pro the new development, a number of prominent Rabbis criticized IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot over the appointment.

“The army has adopted a crazy feminist agenda,” Chief Rabbi of Safed Shmuel Eliyahu exclaimed in a radio interview.

HaBayit HaYehudi MK Bezalel Smotrich — one of the most socially conservative legislators in Israel’s governing coalition — asserted, “There are professions and roles for men and there are professions and roles for women. That’s the way the Holy One, Blessed be He, made the world, and that’s good. Woe to us if women become men.”

by Algemeiner Staff




  1. Nothing to be proud Mr. Netanyahu. Shameful, if anything. Why are you forcing Abbas, the PA and Muslims to recognize Israel as a Jewish land if you go against the Torah? Is Chumash Vayikra – which part of it is being transgressed by the military every single day – not part of the Torah? And what about the passuk “Velo sasuru acharei levavchem ve’acharei einechem” a lav in the Torah just like eating chazer?


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