Outcry Prompts Army to Change Its Policy IDF Backtracks: Last Fallen Soldier Will Be Honored in Ceremony, Regardless of Jewish Status

Ire over IDF chief of staff's decision to place flag only on grave of Jewish soldier during pre-Memorial Day ceremony prompted army to change its policy and place flags on graves in all sections of the cemetery on Monday.

Fallen Israel Defense Forces soldiers whose Jewish status is in question will no longer be left out of a pre-Memorial Day ceremony, the IDF and Defense Ministry decided Thursday.