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Lt.-Col. Merav Shavi-Sultan
Meet the women of the IDF who are tipping the scales of the old boys club

Three senior female officers in the Home Front Command’s Medical Department spoke to the ‘Post.’

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Record number of women volunteer for combat units

The number has more than doubled in three years.

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Petition calls on gov't to fire rabbis who object to women in combat roles

Video released by Female Combatants Forum calls on rabbis to apologize or be fired.

Soldiers from the Nahal Haredi unit, the ultra-Orthodox battalion in the Israel Defense Forces
Amid social change, can the IDF remain the 'People’s Army?'

A round-table discussion with Prof. Yuval Shany, Maj.-Gen. Orna Barbivai and Prof. Amichai Cohen.

By ARIEH O’SULLIVAN
24/03/2018
Israeli female soldiers walk in front of a tank at the end of their tank instructors course
Four female soldiers heading to Armored Corps’ officer training

The soldiers are part of a pilot program by the IDF to integrate women into the corps.

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Co-ed army service in Israel

It’s time for the people’s army to listen to the voice of the people, and not just to the voice of extremists.

By IDIT SHAFRAN GITTLEMAN
22/02/2018
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Eisenkot: Women will not serve in Golani or Paratroopers under my watch

IDF Chief of Staff says there is a limit to integrating women into army's frontline units.

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Israel Air Force appoints first woman to lead aviation squadron

Another woman appointed to lead operational command and control unit.

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Israeli Air Force encourages more women to join pilots course

“A plane doesn’t care if it’s a woman or a man flying it. The Air Force wants the best of the best."

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First female IAF pilot appointed deputy commander in combat squadron

Captain Y lost her grandfather, also an IAF pilot, during the Yom Kippur War.

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