Carmela Menashe

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Carmela Menashe

Carmela Menashe (Hebrew: כרמלה מנשה‎‎, born 1949, Iraq) is an Israeli journalist serving as a military reporter on IDF issues, on Israel's public radio Kol Yisrael.


Carmela Menashe is the daughter of Iraqi Jewish immigrants. She holds a master's degree in history of the Jewish People from Tel Aviv University. She served in the IDF Paratroopers Brigade. She has one daughter, Ella, whom she raised as a single mother.[1]

Journalism career[edit]

In 1974, Menashe started working at Kol Yisrael as a secretary.[2] After graduating from a correspondents course, she was appointed the editor of the "Tzivei Keshset" radio program. Since 1994 she has also served as the director of military reporters at Kol Yisrael.

Menashe was the first female Israeli broadcaster to become a military correspondent.[3]

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