Gantz apologizes for remarks on female soldiers
Moran Azulay
Published: 06.12.11, 23:47
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1. Point Proven
Shuki ,   Haifa   (12.07.11)
If this doesn't prove the point, I don't know what does. Men watching women singing/performing is just for their sexual pleasure and leads to immorality.......and people wonder why the Torah Observant soldiers want nothing to do with it.
2. Jeez, chill the F out people
Jon ,   Houston   (12.07.11)
He made a f***kin joke. . . . .he didn't say Arabs should die or anything malicious. . . you all need to calm down and find something worth reporting in your news
3. Wasn't a very funny joke anyway.
Henry from New York ,   USA   (12.07.11)
I know what the joke was about and all, and maybe it's the fault of YNet's staff, but it didn't seem all that funny to me. It seems the Israeli press is picking up the very American habit of focusing on unimportant nonsense and making a big deal about it.
4. The more you learn of this poor quality COS, the more
Al   (12.07.11)
you understand he ought to be fired. He is in way over his head and he certainly doesnt have the IDF under control. Poor training, lack of discipline among the troops, does not bode well for the future. Major war is coming and this duffus is not up to scratch. He ought to be canned ASAP. Look at his resume...a political gofer for previous DMs. When Yaalon was fired because he didnt want to do the disengagement this doofus stepped up as the gofer. He cannot prepare the Army for the inevitable...War is coming and he hasnt got a clue.
5. the joke isn't sexist, stupid
bob ,   potomac md usa   (12.07.11)
the idea of "Kol Isha"--the newly critical prohibition on hearing a woman's singing voicelles tyou might get a, well, how does one say it delicately, a "is that a gun in your pocket or are you just glad to see me/"--THAT IS sexist, not Ganz's silly joke.
6. someone shud be
pini   (12.07.11)
Upset at the rabbis whom tell religious soldiers listening to a female sing is not allowed. Even if the torah says this it is stupid.
Zimbi ,   NJUSA   (12.07.11)
8. Good
Gilad ,   Johannesburg SA   (12.07.11)
They are clearly joking around and poking fun at the camp that are against women singing. I share their sense of humor, it is definitely not meant to be offensive to women soldiers but in their defence rather.
9. To hell with the fem groups...but,
Moshe ,   USA   (12.07.11)
Women have always played an important role in the IDF, and a necessary one. But, they shouldn't be in combat. However, that said, if I were Gen. Gantz, I'd keep my yap shut...the IDF has yet to deal effectively with Hamas, Hezbollah, and Iran, not to mention the looming specter of a hostile Egypt. There's more than 50K missiles aimed at Israel, Gantz!!! Save your humor for when you've defeated the arabs-it shall have scope!
10. What were the comments?
John Robey ,   Austin, Texas   (12.07.11)
What did they say that was so sexist? Is it a state secret?
11. Soldiers jokes
Barry Winters ,   Edmionton Canada   (12.07.11)
Two senior command personel sharing a joke, a lame joke at that. You should hear what junior soldiers or NCOs have to say about women. A tempest in a teacup!
12. There is nothing sexist about this and
Israeli 2   (12.07.11)
there is NO neeed to apologize. It is business as usual.
13. Men won't change, let them wisper away from reporters.
Bunnie Meyer ,   Los Angeles, CA USA   (12.07.11)
14. Neither are fit to lead. What morons.
David ,   Hartford USA   (12.07.11)
As we in the USA are about to remember the anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, we remember the men AND WOMEN who were killed in that attack. The fact that Israeli women want to serve their country, EVEN WHILE PUTTING UP WITH THE BULLSH-T OF THEIR OFFICERS AND LEADERS, is all the more amazing. To the women of the IDF: Bravo! To Gantz and Barak: you're a-sholes.
15. So...
Ahron ,   Jerusalem, Israel   (12.07.11)
they can die for us, but heaven forbid we actually listen to what they have to say/sing...
16. stop the politically correctness ideology. we can joke !
17. great joke; where is yr sense of humour
Tambour ,   eilat   (12.07.11)
18. It's More Polite Than My Joke...
Fat Freddy's Cat ,   Jerusalem, Israel   (12.07.11)
"They are from the PMS Brigade. Give me 100 of them and I can bring any male dominated Mid East country to it's knees in 30 minutes."
19. All of you Yentes: You ARE women, bloody deal with it!
tom ,   tel aviv   (12.07.11)
You Gantz, you're a whimp! Is this the image you want to project to Aquadinejad/O'Bama/Hillary & the rest of this diseased world??! Shame on you , boy...
20. To Barak and Gantz
R ,   Israel   (12.07.11)
We know men think like that, it's not news. However, you as leaders are expected to act like professionals and to have the sense to keep your yaps shut in the presence of reporters. And you wonder why the privates don't have the sense to not post stuff on facebook!
21. Joke Is Not Sexist: Joke Is Anti-Religious
Ariel Ben Yochanan ,   Kfar Tapuah, Efraim   (12.07.11)
22. Those remarks were made
Avi ,   Israel   (12.07.11)
with Sarah B. in mind.
23. Send in the clowns!
Moshe ,   Jerusalem   (12.07.11)
I guess thats why the army is not like it use to be, I mean because of the clowns on this tape.
24. Hi al #4
and you are writing from WHERE exactly? yes, I thought so... You'll come runnin'...son
25. david hartford
G I Jane   (12.07.11)
Do us all a favour and stay right there. Read your comics. Relieved that you're not here with us, chaver
26. is NJ safe with Zubi?
27. Not the flaw joke only,
Marvin Strauss ,   Berlin & Germany   (12.07.11)
trying to hide it from public by harassing reporters is scandalous. This poor guy does not have the guts even to stand by his words? And Barak - why no intervention on the spot? I see a tunnel at the end of the light.
28. respect
my mother used to say --say whatever you want in bed room but infront the public it must be respect - -this is about any sex saying or doing == like her word --respect --
29. female MKs, women's rights groups- get a life
rebecca ,   Modiin   (12.07.11)
If female MKs and women's rights groups find this joke offensive, then women's rights are in trouble. These women should be dealing with real issues, like the amount of sexual coercion in the army (rampant) sexual abuse by our Israeli Arabs (they call it honor killing) etc. A Joke??? It's as insulting as insisting that women's main role in the army is singing. PS Glanz -be more careful next time. there's a lot of people out there without even a thread of a sense of humor.
30. If our female MPs had not made such a fuss about women singi
rebecca ,   Modiin   (12.07.11)
If our female MPs had not made such a fuss about something as insignificant as women singing, these men would not have made the joke. Men will be men. Women need to understand this, take responsibility, and deal with the important things in life - like women being able to be in a Kravi unit, unmolested.
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