In Tears, MK Shuli Moalem Remembers her First Husband

New MK for Bayit Yehudi, in an interview on the Knesset Channel, touches her most painful memories.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 4/15/2013, 9:35 AM

In an interview held as Memorial Day for the IDF's Fallen Soldiers approached, MK Shuli Moalem-Refaeli (Bayit Yehudi) spoke with teary eyes about her first husband, Lt. Col. Moshe Moalem, who was killed in a helicopter crash in 1997 along with 72 other soldiers (the tragedy is widely known as "the helicopter disaster").

MK Moalem-Refaeli's interview touches upon her relationship with her first husband, whom she refers to simply as "Moalem," as all of his friends did, and an earlier loss -- that of her mother. It is a touching documentation of a unique Knesset Member who is able to expose her deepest emotions on television.