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IDF survey: Declining motivation to serve in combat units

Survey carried out in 2022 shows declining desire to serve in combat units predates political crisis. IDF: Survey only a partial picture.

IDF survey: Declining motivation to serve in combat units

'Gender equality is important but not inviolable' says Kahana

IDF is about to "conduct an experiment" in elite 669 Unit, says Kahana. "Is that justified?"

'Gender equality is important but not inviolable' says Kahana

IDF at a crossroads: Integrate more women into combat units?

Women have always served in non-combat roles within the IDF, but does higher enrollment in combat units signal a change in cultural norms?

IDF at a crossroads: Integrate more women into combat units?

Women will not serve in tank combat positions

IDF ends controversial program to integrate women into Armored combat units, says program too expensive right now.

Women will not serve in tank combat positions

Defense Minister: IDF's only agenda is Israel's security

As IDF inaugurates a new basic training base, Defense Minister Liberman insists IDF does not promote feminist or chauvinist agendas.

Defense Minister: IDF's only agenda is Israel's security

Decreased motivation for combat unit service

Last draft for third time in row sees downward trend in request for combat service, marking decade low.

Decreased motivation for combat unit service

More than 80% pre-military prep schools grads join combat units

About 20% of preparatory course graduates join officer's courses, three times general average.

More than 80% pre-military prep schools grads join combat units

For First Time, IDF Recruits Enlist for Less Than 3 Years

August 2015 recruits for IDF combat units will only serve two years and eight months, as opposed to previous service of three years.

For First Time, IDF Recruits Enlist for Less Than 3 Years

Author: Women Combat Troops 'a Big Problem'

Women have no place on the battlefield, according to a top IDF general. Their presence not only doesn't enhance security - it damages it.

Author: Women Combat Troops 'a Big Problem'