Galant: Leave Eli military prep school alone

Housing Minister Yoav Galant has called on Rabbi Yigal Levinstein to apologize for his criticism of the Israel Defense Forces’ mixed-gender policy. The retired general said, “Rabbi Levinstein’s statements are unacceptable, dangerous, divisive and outrageous. Service by women has existed in the IDF since its establishment. It is essential for the army’s functioning.”

He continued, “The fact that the best soldiers came out of the Eli military preparatory academy does not give its rabbis the right to appeal the fundamental principles of the IDF. I call on Rabbi Levinstein to apologize for his remarks. Conversely, it is strictly forbidden, to think about sanctions against the Eli preparatory academy.”

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