Category Archives: Women

IDF General Staff Meeting Sets the Record Straight on Gender Equality

Earlier today, members of the IDF General Staff, led by the Chief of the General Staff, Lieutenant General Benny Gantz, discussed the main conclusions and recommendations that were determined by the team led by Head of the Personnel Directorate, Major … Continue reading

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The Field Intelligence Unit You’ve Never Heard of

Female combat soldiers of the field intelligence company “Nachshol” are stationed along the southern Israeli border. Due to the increased tension in the area, a unique exercise was conducted in the beginning of November, practicing clashes with terrorists, storming at … Continue reading

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Keepers of the Dead Sea

Every day, IDF soldiers rigorously scout the Dead Sea area, defending Israel’s border with Jordan from weapon smuggling. While acting as a frontier and an international health resort, the Dead Sea is a unique site, and ensuring its security poses … Continue reading

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Meet the New Female Combat Officers of the IDF

Yesterday, October 26, 2011, a Ground Forces officer’ course graduation ceremony was held at the officer training base in Mitzpe Ramon. 386 cadets finished the course, including 27 female combat officers Here is the story of a few of the … Continue reading

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Israeli Army Celebrates First-Ever Female Major General

Today, the IDF is proud to welcome its first-ever female Major General Orna Barbivai, who was promoted as commander of the Manpower Directorate. Her rank is the IDF’s second-highest, directly reporting to Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, IDF chief of staff. … Continue reading

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