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  7/4/2013, Tammuz 26, 5773

Attorney General: Longer IDF Service for Women Legal

Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein ruled, Thursday, that he could legally defend the lengthening of service for women in the Israel Defense Forces proposed in a memorandum associated with a new law on military service. At the same time, he demanded that the army formulate a concrete program that would indicate how the extension - and the resulting reduction in the gap between genders relating to length of service - will bring about an increase in the number of women in roles which are currently minimal.

Weinstein held a discussion on the subject, Thursday. Taking part were military entities, representatives of the Justice and Finance Ministries, the administration of the Authority for Advancing the Status of Women and a representative of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.