women in israeli army

IDF’s 'Red Unit': All-female unit challenging troops before they go to war

When they aren’t busy drilling with troops who can be from the elite Shayetet 13 to troops from the Golani or Paratrooper brigades, the women of the Red Unit are busy studying Israel’s enemies.

Meet the next right-hand woman to the Commander of the Homefront Command

Col. Liron Donnell will be promoted to Brigadier General, making her the 7th woman to hold such a rank in the IDF

1948 and now: Israeli women in the fight for independence

Women were combat soldiers on the front lines in the Independence Day War.


Int'l Women's Day: IDF aims for 50% increase in female senior officers

Some 37% of Israelis support opening all IDF combat roles to women.


First US woman to finish Israeli Air Force pilot course is Boston olah

The Air Force's prestigious pilot's course is notoriously difficult, and a vast majority of cadets don't make it to graduation.

Israeli female soldiers walk in front of a tank at the end of their tank instructors course

Knesset MKs press IDF to open more roles for women

“The IDF should take another step and adopt the law to open all roles to all genders without compromising on set professional standards.”

IDF female soldiers

IDF forms committee to examine allowing women into all combat units

The committee led by Ground Forces Head Maj.-Gen. Yoel Strick comes in response to petition by four teenagers asking High Court to force IDF to allow women to try out for combat units

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

IDF increases number of female combat soldiers in co-ed units

While co-ed battalions used to be considered an exception, the situation today is different, and the IDF's current need for female fighters is described as a critical operational need.

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