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IDF Evaluates Draft-Dodger With Facebook

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 Force Service

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 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

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: Hareidim Turning IDF into Men's Army

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