MK Aliza Lavie : “The Ministry of Finance is carrying out a surprise grab, without discussion and without prior notice, its opposition to the continuation of the female teachers’ course was announced. This move ( created a moment before the order would be approved by the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee,) casts a shadow over the veteran service route. This means the immediate closure of the track of female soldiers in general and the Green Route in particular. If no order is approved by the end of the year, December 2018, there will be no legal force to recruit new female teachers. The prime minister, who is also the defense minister, must intervene.
This coming Sunday, the Knesset’s Ministerial Committee for Legislation will present a bill proposed by MK Aliza Lavie and Bezalel Samotrich, to join the various parties in the House. For decades, the IDF female soldiers has been serving in the IDF, contributing to the education and values of Zionism, and in the past few years, women teachers have been assigned a variety of positions, including in the areas of knowledge of Israel in Society for Protection of Nature in Israel and in it’s fields at schools. The values of knowing the paths of the .land, Zionism and love of the land for generations of students and soldiers
In addition, the presence of female teachers wearing uniforms in schools is of great importance, and contributes to raising awareness of the importance of military service among recruits and raising their willingness to serve significantly. The green bodies deal with the knowledge of the land and the legacy of battle, and also train tens of thousands of IDF soldiers each year, in fact, in an educational and social project that has been going on for more than fifty years.
Two years ago, the number of female teachers was greatly reduced, and with the help of joint parliamentary work led by MK Aliza Lavie and Bezalel Smotrich, an arrangement was reached regarding the teachers of the green female soldiers. The Ministry of Finance has expressed its opposition to the approval of the order and the route as a whole, without any prior litigation and without notice to the entities involved, the Ministry of Finance’s announcement that it will not transfer the necessary budget just before the end of 2018 Means canceling the route, if not Minister of decree issue by the end of the year, there will be no legal force new female soldiers stroke in 2019.
Therefore, it is proposed to anchor a law the recognized service in the functions of education, teaching and training, including in the field of knowledge of the country, so that it will no longer depend on arbitrary and bureaucratic decisions and budgetary struggles.
Lavie added: “The teachers’ course is a nature reserve, which for the past 50 years has managed to preserve it and were aware of its great contribution. The prime minister, who is also the defense minister, must intervene and prevent the arbitrary decision of treasury officials. I am surprised at the grab that calls for Minister Moshe Kahlon’s shift and calls on the finance minister to intervene and prevent the destruction of the female teachers’ course. ” “He said.
MK Betzalel Smotrich: “The Ministries of Education and Security, which are the two relevant ministries, decided that they want to continue the green track of the female teachers who educate to connect to Israel by foot. It is inconceivable that the Ministry of Finance will use its budgetary crisis to force the relevant ministries to adopt its own agenda. This important track must continue, either by agreement or by law. ”
Iris Han, Director General of the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel: “Education for the love of the land is an inseparable part of the Israeli experience, and the teachers of the soldiers have a significant contribution to the connection of the young generation to our country.