Family of Fallen Soldier: Jewish Status Shouldn’t Have Mattered in Memorial Ceremony

Family of fallen soldier honored in IDF ceremony criticizes military for skipping over another soldier because his status a Jew was unconfirmed. 'It is not about religion but about citizenship,' says one brother.

Family members of the soldier whose grave was honored in a pre-Memorial Day ceremony have joined the chorus of criticism against the military and chief of staff for not instead honoring another soldier whose Judaism according to Orthodox religious law could not be confirmed.