Gilad Levi and Bar Pinto have founded the ‘Beard for All’ campaign challenging Israeli military rules forcing all male troops to be clean shaven. Photo: AFP Gilad Levi and Bar Pinto have founded the ‘Beard for All’ campaign challenging Israeli military rules forcing all male troops to be clean shaven. Photo: AFP
Gilad Levi and Bar Pinto have founded the ‘Beard for All’ campaign challenging Israeli military rules forcing all male troops to be clean shaven. Photo: AFP
Israel

Shaving face: Israel’s army faces legal battle over right to grow a beard

  • Israeli military rules compel all secular male troops to be clean-shaven, which is seen as discriminatory and counterproductive
  • There is a ‘Beard Exemptions for All’ Facebook group and a Supreme Court challenge has been filed, with some saying the army’s future is at stake

Topic |   Israel
Gilad Levi and Bar Pinto have founded the ‘Beard for All’ campaign challenging Israeli military rules forcing all male troops to be clean shaven. Photo: AFP Gilad Levi and Bar Pinto have founded the ‘Beard for All’ campaign challenging Israeli military rules forcing all male troops to be clean shaven. Photo: AFP
Gilad Levi and Bar Pinto have founded the ‘Beard for All’ campaign challenging Israeli military rules forcing all male troops to be clean shaven. Photo: AFP
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