israel women in combat

One in five IDF combat soldiers have PTSD - report

There are about 5,000 such individuals, but it's estimated that there are 25,000 combat soldiers that are not diagnosed, with many of them not receiving sufficient treatment or any at all.

Women in an IDF combat unit help one of their fellow fighters during a training exercise

High Court: Should women serve in all IDF combat units?

The petitioners argued that women were able to meet the demands of a wide variety of heavy infantry and special units and the law demanded that women be admitted.

First IDF mixed gender combat unit in W. Bank soon to go operational

The Jerusalem Post speaks to the female platoon commander of the Panther mixed female-male combat battalion about readiness for combat in the West Bank.

Jewish women's org. celebrates eight women who changed Israeli history

The campaign will be integrated into existing Momentum programs like the Momentum Fellowship and the Momentum Yearlong Journey. 

12 women pass IDF screening tests for elite Yahalom combat unit

For the first time ever, 12 women will begin the year-long Yahalom training course after entry to the unit was opened for women earlier this month.

Will new gov’t set back progress of IDF women in combat units? - analysis

Half of the new government is made up of three to four political parties that either completely oppose women serving in the IDF or specifically oppose them serving in any combat units.

SECURITY

Tzipi Livni: Israeli attacks against IDF soldiers likely to increase

The former foreign minister warned of a growing phenomenon of attacks by Jewish Israelis against soldiers after a female soldier was attacked in Hebron over the weekend.

IDF begins drafting women to elite combat units in historic first

Female recruits will undergo various physical and mental screenings to draft into combat positions in the elite search and rescue unit.

IDF appoints first woman to command a brigade

Col. Reut Rettig-Weiss will command the 99th Division's Artillery Brigade.

Following petition to High Court, IDF modestly expands combat roles for women

Unit 669, Yahalom Combat Engineering Corps will open to women, Sayaret Matkal, Shayetet 13 will remain closed.

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