Miss Edri was granted special leave by the IDF to attend the Miss Universe pageant in Brazil
So ordinarily she couldn’t get leave?
Nothing ordinary about that gal, everything about her is special!
The Israeli government should declare her a national treasure, travel permitted only under IDF commando escort.
Israel is the only country in the world with a mandatory military service requirement for women. Female conscription is the law in Israel for all women aged 1826. Women may be exempted if they are married, pregnant, or are mothers.
Women currently perform compulsory military service in the IDF for a period of one year and nine months as compared with the three years required of male conscripts.
My guess is that due to the political climate (Egypt, Hamas in Gaza, Hezbolla in Lebanon, Syria, and Iran) leave is pretty hard to come by.