“The IDF should take another step and adopt the law to open all roles to all genders without compromising on set professional standards.”
Decision on the program is expected by mid-2022
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
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.
A record breaking 1,000 women drafted into combat positions this summer
Increasing enlistment among young women from national-religious sector flies in the face of a campaign by hard-line rabbis against the trend.
Program puts candidates through nursing school or other training before serving in military
Video released by Female Combatants Forum calls on rabbis to apologize or be fired.
It’s time for the people’s army to listen to the voice of the people, and not just to the voice of extremists.