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A record breaking 1,000 women drafted into combat positions this summer
Three senior female officers in the Home Front Command’s Medical Department spoke to the ‘Post.’
The number has more than doubled in three years.
Several former generals and chief rabbis come out against proposal, calling army "complacent" and idea "dangerous."
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
In Israel, seeing a female combat soldier is not all that unusual, women are eligible for 92% of the IDF's jobs.
By LAURA SIGAL
Juliana Taimoorazy was smuggled out of Iran in 1989, now mentors young women who, like herself, arrived in the US to avoid religious persecution.
By FELICE FRIEDSON/THE MEDIA LINE
As Israel faces terror in the West Bank, a new coed group of combat soldiers finish training for their unique role in the Jordan Valley.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
“The IDF is quite comfortable the way it is and doesn’t want to make changes until another court case forces them to, and I think that day is coming soon.”
By JUDITH SUDILOVSKY
Despite some progress, most combat roles are closed to women in the IDF
Kobi Lichtenstein brought Krav Maga to Brazil and with it, a sense of Zionism.
By TAMARA ZIEVE
The event will provide the opportunity for prospective soldiers to meet their future comrades and see performances by top Israeli musicians.
By SARAH GRUEN
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