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Brigadier General Gila Kalifi-Amir, practices her marksmanship skills with the guidance of a Marksmanship Instructor during an event for IDF staff officers (IDF Spokesperson)

Increase of Women officers in the IDF

A highly-rated officer recently estimated that in the next three years at least one female officer will be promoted to the rank of major...

Female IDF tank operator: “No one can tell me that I’m too weak”

After they completed the pilot program for female tank operators, the 13 IDF soldiers are sharing their stories over social media. One of them...

Incorporation of women in IDF Armored Corps proves successful

After completing training in an experimental program, 13 female tank operators have been successfully deployed along Israel’s southern border and several will undergo tank...

In a newly published letter, Ben-Gurion wrote that there ‘need’ to be more women...

The IDF archives at the Defense Ministry recently published a letter written by Israel’s first Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion. Ben-Gurion said that he was...

Staff Sergeant ends her vacation to give blood—and saves a life

Staff Sergeant Nofar Suisa ended her vacation early and rushed to Ichilov Hospital to donate blood. Her donation saved the life of a young...

Female IDF soldiers banned from bathroom to avoid interaction with religious men

According to the father of a female soldier serving in southern Israel, his daughter and her friends are not allowed to go into the...

IDF Spokesperson defends integrating female combat soldiers amid criticism by religious officials

After chief rabbi of Safed Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu called for the dismissal of IDF’s chief of staff due to the recruitment of female combat...

Israeli MK not thrilled about IAF’s 1st female squadron commander

While the IDF and the Israeli Air Force mark the appointment of the first-ever female squadron commander, certain people are not quite as excited....

Female IAF pilot to become first woman to serve as squadron commander

Maj. Gen. Amiram Norkin, the commander of the Israeli Air Force, has appointed the force's first-ever female squadron commander, who will also become the...

IDF policewoman who foiled West Bank bombing plot: ‘I feel very proud’

A plot to carry out a terror attack was foiled on Thursday when an IDF policewoman detained a Palestinian teen carrying two pipe bombs. ...