'National religious education doesn't encourage girls to enlist'

CEO of national religious education system rejects claims that groups encouraging girls to enlist in IDF are infiltrating schools.Benny Tocker, 4/4/2017, 9:23 AM

Parents to Education Ministry: Don't send our girls to the IDF

Parents call on Education Minister not to allow organizations encouraging enlistment of girls into national religious schools.Shlomo Piotrokovsky, 4/2/2017, 2:26 PM

Gender separation to return to officers training school

IDF COS says units in officers training school will again be gender-separated, following numerous complaints from religious soldiers.Ido ben Porat, 3/23/2017, 8:03 AM

Bnei Akiva Head explains his opposition to women enlisting

CEO of the Bnei Akiva high schools, Elhanan Glatt, is unmoved by criticism of his comments discouraging women from enlisting in the army.Arutz Sheva, 12/29/2016, 7:27 PM

'One of you will be the first female IDF Chief of Staff'

Prime Minister at event honoring female soldiers of the IDF: 'our female fighters have influence far beyond the borders of Israel'.Chezki Baruch, 7/12/2016, 10:21 PM

IDF Admits Problems with Women in Combat

Surprise, surprise: female combat soldiers suffer injuries during training at twice the rate of males.Gil Ronen, 7/30/2015, 10:33 PM

Left Creates More 'Mixed Gender' Mayhem in IDF

Under New Israel Fund pressure, IDF will create more mixed-gender battalions at expense of quality.Gil Ronen, 4/20/2015, 11:07 AM

Jewish Home Candidate Opposes Women's IDF Service

#17 candidate Sarah Eliash sparks some controversy after Army Radio reveals old interview stating that she accepts Rabbinate ruling.Tova Dvorin, 1/20/2015, 2:05 PM

IDF Opens New Mixed-Gender Battalion

The Bardelas battalion will be comprised of 50% women and 50% men and serve mostly in Central Command.Gil Ronen, 9/28/2014, 9:31 PM

Study Finds Women Don't Belong in Combat

New book shows women in combat suffer much more serious non-combat injuries, alleges IDF cover-up.Gil Ronen, 6/11/2014, 2:46 PM

More Than 1500 Religious Women Enlist in IDF

The trend for observant women to apply for the draft is growing - and one organization helps them serve while keeping true to Torah values.Benny Toker, 3/28/2014, 11:18 AM

Hareidi MK: IDF Draft is Violence Against Women

Hareidi MK says mandatory draft for women, religious or secular, is a form of ‘serious violence.’Maayana Miskin, 3/4/2014, 10:01 PM

MKs Torpedo Equality in IDF – Women's Groups Suspiciously Silent

The plan was to shorten men's service and lengthen women's, but it seems feminists don't like the second part.Gil Ronen, 2/11/2014, 8:37 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

Rabbis: Women's Groups Pushing Out Religious Soldiers from IDF

Maj. Gen. Orna Barbivai preparing new directives that will make service in IDF more difficult for religious soldiers. Rabbis protest.Gil Ronen, 11/5/2013, 1:22 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

IDF to Choose: Women or Hareidim?

Political organizations and women's groups are pressuring the IDF to place women in more combat units.Arutz Sheva, 6/12/2013, 5:49 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

IDF Seeks Religious Jewish Female Soldiers

IDF higher-ups discuss ways to boost enlistment among religious Jewish women. Maayana Miskin, 2/20/2013, 3:46 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

Woman Combat Officer Finishes ‘Beret March’ while Pregnant

Women combat officers are common in the IDF, but one commander went one better – training soldiers while eight months pregnant. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/12/2012, 5:58 PM

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 Katz: Women Harmed by Service in Combat Units

NU head exposes research that shows women suffer 4-10 times more serious injuries than men, hints at cover-up.Gil Ronen, 1/27/2012, 6:26 AM

Military Rabbis Criticize IDF Chief Rabbi on 'Exclusion'

IDF rabbis tell Arutz Sheva there was no justification for self-flagellating conference on "women's exclusion" in IDF.Gil Ronen, 1/2/2012, 10:25 AM

Latest 'Exclusion': Candle Lighting in Mixed Unit

Yediot Aharonot leads with – apparently inaccurate – story about hassidic singer who asked women to "go to the back."Gil Ronen, 12/29/2011, 6:21 PM

Officer: Leftists Stirring 'Women's Singing' Pot

Maj. (res.) Yoni Setbon of the Ra'ananim movement says leftists feel threatened by growing influence of religious Zionist officers.Gil Ronen, 11/23/2011, 9:06 PM

Chief of Staff Weighs in on Women's Singing

Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz says he did "not like" rabbi's call to leave IDF if soldiers forced to watch female singers.Gil Ronen, 11/20/2011, 7:41 PM

Cover-Up of Health Damage to Female Soldiers Alleged

Forum for a Strong IDF: women's groups mislead public about "an epidemic" of hip stress fractures, ruptured discs and uterine prolapse. Gil Ronen, 11/16/2011, 11:46 PM

Kadima MK: Welcome Religious Soldiers, Don't Fight Them

MK Otniel Schneller comes out strongly against reserve generals who said religious soldiers prevent women's advancement in the IDF.Elad Benari & Hezki Baruch, 11/15/2011, 12:34 PM

Generals' Letter to IDF Pits Women against Religious Soldiers

19 Res. major-generals say religious soldiers force their lifestyle on others, preventing women's advancement. They also fight.Gil Ronen, 11/14/2011, 10:16 AM

IDF Appoints Religious Officer to Top Female Post

Col. Rachel Tevet will become the IDF's Adviser on Women's Issues – possibly making life easier for religious male soldiers.Gil Ronen, 8/9/2011, 12:33 PM

Religious Soldiers ‘Forced to Hear Female Singers’

Soldier’s father says religious officer cadets were told “plug your ears,” not allowed to leave performance.Gil Ronen, 7/26/2011, 10:13 AM