At no time did he encounter prejudice based on his sexual orientation, says Brig. Gen. Sharon Afek in his first interview about being the first openly gay officer in the Israel Defense Forces' general staff. Afek, the army’s chief military advocate general for the last year and a half, told Orech Din, a Hebrew-language journal for lawyers, that times had been different when he was a young officer and worried that his career would be hindered by the glass ceiling. “Happily, nobody paid any attention. I never felt that my sexual orientation was a consideration in decisions about me, which is good,” he said.
May 11 / Haaretz