Shalom Life | October 21, 2014

Israeli Air Force Welcomes Five Female Flyers

Women Graduate from Army’s Most Prestigious Course

By: Leonard Carl

Published: December 30th, 2011 in News » Israel

Israeli Air Force Welcomes Five Female Flyers

Just days after thousands of Israelis came together near a girl's school in Beit Shemesh to hold a mass anti-segregation rally on December 27th to protest gender segregation and religious extremism, a record five Israeli women received their pilot wings as they graduated the Israeli Air Force Pilots course. It was the largest number of women to ever graduate from the army’s most prestigious course.

The five women, along with 163 other flight academy graduates, received their wings in a ceremony held on December 29th. Participating in this important day were Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz and Air Force Commander Major General Ido Nehoshtan.

Referring to the controversy caused by increasing demands from radical religious elements to exclude women from the public sphere in Israel, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the female graduates.

"A country where women sit in the pilot's seat is a country where women should be able to sit anywhere,” said the PM. "There is no bigger proof to the absurdity of the exclusion of women than the fact that you stand here today."

Ultra Orthodox Jews Vandalize Women of the Wall Ads in Jerusalem Ultra Orthodox Jews Vandalize Women of the Wall Ads in Jerusalem Trending2,000-Year-Old Monument Bearing anti-Semitic Emperor's Name Unearthed in Jerusalem 2,000-Year-Old Monument Bearing anti-Semitic Emperor's Name Unearthed in Jerusalem TrendingRussian Social Media Site Hosts 'Miss Hitler' Beauty Pageant Russian Social Media Site Hosts 'Miss Hitler' Beauty Pageant Trending
 

The Maze Runner, Waze Get Spoofed in 'The Waze Runner' [VIDEO]

October 21, 2014 | By Viva Sarah Press
The Maze Runner, Waze Get Spoofed in 'The Waze Runner' [VIDEO]

Check out this hilarious mash-up parody of the new sci-fi flick and the Israeli navigation service

Read More

Israeli Professors Look to 'Turn Off' the Aging Process

October 21, 2014 | By Abigail Klein Leichman
Israeli Professors Look to 'Turn Off' the Aging Process

TAU professors have developed a computer algorithm that predicts which genes can be "turned off" to create the same anti-aging effect as calorie restriction

Read More

Ultra Orthodox Jews Vandalize Women of the Wall Ads in Jerusalem

October 21, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Ultra Orthodox Jews Vandalize Women of the Wall Ads in Jerusalem

Bus ads depicting girls in prayer shawls and encouraging bat mitzvah's at the Kotel have been severely damaged

Read More

Report: ISIS Making $800 Million A Year in Oil Sales

October 21, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Report: ISIS Making $800 Million A Year in Oil Sales

New research from information analysts claims the terrorist group is making $2 million a day in black market oil sales

Read More

2,000-Year-Old Monument Bearing anti-Semitic Emperor's Name Unearthed in Jerusalem

October 21, 2014 | By Itay Blumental
2,000-Year-Old Monument Bearing anti-Semitic Emperor's Name Unearthed in Jerusalem

Stone with Latin inscription, dedicated to emperor known for his cruelty to Jews, uncovered north of Damascus Gate

Read More

Sleater-Kinney is Back Together After 10 Years

October 20, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Sleater-Kinney is Back Together After 10 Years

The band is releasing their first album since 2005 and going on tour.

Read More

The Nosh Pit: Vegan Soups and Stews

October 20, 2014 | By Sara Torvik
The Nosh Pit: Vegan Soups and Stews

What's better than comforting and healthy soups and stews on these damp and rainy days?

Read More

Jerry Seinfeld Honors Jay Leno, Wonders Where His Mark Twain Prize Is

October 20, 2014 | By Sara Torvik
Jerry Seinfeld Honors Jay Leno, Wonders Where His Mark Twain Prize Is

Seinfeld was one of many comedians that celebrated the former 'Tonight Show' host

Read More

More Headlines