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IDF Evaluates Draft-Dodger with Facebook, Debate Ensues

Incoming recruit declares herself 'religious' - and, thus, exempt - just before draft date; IDF uses Facebook to accuse her of fakery.Tova Dvorin, 1/31/2014, 10:06 AM

Rabbi Riskin on Women’s Enlistment: It’s a Mitzvah

Rabbi of Efrat weighs in on women’s enlistment controversy, says enlistment opponents are ignoring modern reality.Maayana Miskin, 1/21/2014, 10:47 PM

Yesh Atid No. 2 Attempts Peace with Chief Rabbis

Yesh Atid minister steps in to pacify Chief Rabbis after party head Yair Lapid called to fire them both.Maayana Miskin, 1/14/2014, 6:04 PM

Yesh Atid No. 2 Opposed Lapid on Women in IDF

Min. Shai Piron has opined that Jewish law opposes female enlistment. Lapid threatened to fire Chief Rabbis for this position.Ari Yashar, 1/14/2014, 8:45 AM

Chief Rabbinate Says No To Religious Women in IDF

Rabbinate forbids religious female recruits, warning enlistment threatens Jewish nature of Israel. Hatnua MK Stern opposes.Ari Yashar, 1/9/2014, 8:47 PM

IDF Lets Female Soldiers Be Kashrut Inspectors

New position opened up for female soldiers, following new Chief Rabbinate policy allowing women inspectors.Ari Yashar, 1/8/2014, 2:34 PM

Zionist Rabbi: Enlisting Women Dangerous, Immoral

Rabbi Yaakov Ariel says forcing women to enlist in the IDF is immoral. ‘Women should not be subordinate.’Maayana Miskin, 12/26/2013, 11:44 AM

Yaalon: It’s Not Fair, but We Can’t Make Hareidi Men Serve

Defense Minister tells high school students that they deserve equal treatment, but that forcing hareidi men to enlist won’t pay.Maayana Miskin, 12/11/2013, 2:16 AM

General: ‘People’s Army’ Facing Collapse

IDF general reveals: one in four men and over one-third of women eligible for draft do not enlist. Draft-dodging threatens 'people's army.'Maayana Miskin, 12/3/2013, 5:58 PM

‘Dangerous IDF Experiment’ on Female Soldiers Alleged

Forum head repeats warnings of long-term injuries to female combat soldiers, terms mixed units ‘a dangerous experiment.’Maayana Miskin, 10/6/2013, 1:45 PM

Scandal: Female Soldier Called Up to Torah

During a military synagogue service, a female IDF soldier was summoned to the Torah. IDF: service was "not official."Kochava Rozenbaum , 10/1/2013, 5:07 PM

Female Officers Demand Variety in Nail Polish

Dozens of female officers demand an exemption from the rule that only allows three colors of nail polish.Gil Ronen, 8/26/2013, 1:45 PM

Controversy as Rabbi Weighs in on Women in IDF

Former IDF rabbi causes controversy with proposal that women, men have different roles.Maayana Miskin, 6/11/2013, 8:52 PM

‘What if a Female Pilot Falls Captive?’

Former IAF commander says the possibility of a female captive soldier should be part of IDF dialogue on women in the army. Maayana Miskin, 2/20/2013, 1:10 PM

Pride and Embarrassment for Mixed-Sex Unit after Firefight

One of the unit's female fighters performed heroically. Another cowered behind a bush for 90 minutes.Gil Ronen, 9/24/2012, 11:34 AM

Bill to Make Women's Draft Refusal Illegal

Law proposed by female MKs would make it tougher for women to avoid enlistment.Gil Ronen, 7/1/2012, 5:29 PM

MK: Save Money, Don’t Train Women

MK suggests slashing IDF budget by 200 million by cancelling 2-3 weeks of training for female soldiers.Maayana Miskin, 6/21/2012, 7:36 PM

Feminists Warn: Hareidim Turning IDF into 'Army of Men'

Former officers in IDF, Police warn Plesner Committee hareidi enlistment will be bad for women's movement.Gil Ronen, 6/18/2012, 9:37 AM