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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.

By TAL LEV RAM/MAARIV
05/11/2019
IDF Caracal soldier

IDF Manpower head: Not all combat positions suitable for women

A record breaking 1,000 women drafted into combat positions this summer

The Lions of Jordan Battalion

A quarter of young religious women enlisting in the IDF, study finds

Increasing enlistment among young women from national-religious sector flies in the face of a campaign by hard-line rabbis against the trend.

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‘Sparks’ encourages Bukhari women to join IDF

Program puts candidates through nursing school or other training before serving in military

IDF female soldiers

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.

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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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