Israeli beauty, brains and brawn
So here’s an old-fashioned twist on the ‘new Israeli women’ courtesy of the IDF monthly magazine B’Machane.
Six of the 20 young ladies vying for the title of Miss Israel and the chance to represent the country in the Miss Universe pageant later this year are currently IDF soldiers, with specialties like paratrooper instructor, Air Force operator, squad instructor or logistics specialist.
The magazine interviewed the women about their feelings on serving in the army at the same time as serving themselves up on plate of media glare wearing skimpy clothes to boot.
“I have a feeling that a lot of the models join the competition because they want to represent their country,” said Sg. Gaya Shukun. “Now that I’m in the army, I have a better insight into the real Israel. I see how badly we’re portrayed in the international arena, and as an IDF soldier, I feel a responsibility to better explain what really happens here.”
That combination of brawn, beauty and brains is the special ingredient that makes Israeli women the most attractive in the world. You have a problem with that? I’ll send these beauties after you.