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First female Deputy Commander of Air Force combat squadron

IDF says 'not even the sky is the limit' after woman appointed Deputy Commander of 'Bat Squadron.'

First female Deputy Commander of Air Force combat squadron

Female tank soldiers spring into action

First female tank combatants complete their training and begin operational employment protecting Israel's western border.

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Yet another IDF female tank operator pilot program

Training to be conducted on Merkava 4 Tank. MK Kahane: 'Does anyone understand why another experiment is being conducted? What is unclear?'

Yet another IDF female tank operator pilot program

'Female tankists take twice as long to load shells'

In experiment incorporating women into armor it emerges that average time for loading and firing is significantly longer in women than men.

'Female tankists take twice as long to load shells'

Female tank commanders petition to recruit women to armor

First female IDF tank commanders and accompanying officer again petition Supreme Court demanding to recruit women for armor.

Female tank commanders petition to recruit women to armor

IDF source: Female tank officers face 'physical and mental difficulties'

Women serving as tank soldiers face difficulties during service, have trouble loading missiles, source says.

Female tank officers face 'physical and mental difficulties'

Females in IDF Armored Corps: 'Decision soon'

Armor Corps 'still processing conclusions; I estimate by year's end we will decide whether to proceed to second phase of this experiment.'

Females in IDF Armored Corps: 'Decision soon'

Leftist organizations threaten Supreme petition to remix genders

Leftist organizations furious at cancellation of Armored Corps female combat pilot, closed by senior command; threaten Supreme Court case.

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46% of female combat officers failed fitness exam

Percentage of female officers who failed required physical fitness exam much higher than that of their male counterparts, which was 10%.

46% of female combat officers failed fitness exam

'They're conducting a medical experiment on you'

'Ask female fighters if they want to be part of medical experiment reflecting approach that denies difference between man and woman.'

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Soldier disciplined for criticizing IDF Chief Rabbi

IDF reprimands female soldier who attacked IDF Chief Rabbi Eyal Karim in a video clip for his alleged sexist comments.

Soldier disciplined for criticizing IDF Chief Rabbi

'To rabbis: Apologize - or be fired'

New petition calls on the government to fire rabbis who object to IDF's integration of women into combat roles.

'To rabbis: Apologize - or be fired'

Who's laughing now?

Opinion: Leftist groups mocked Likud MK Miki Zohar's comments on female combat soldiers, but research shows Zohar may be right after all.

Who's laughing now?

What do Israelis think about women in combat units?

Over 80% of the Israeli public thinks the IDF promotes female combat soldiers as a way to promote equality, not for professional reasons

What do Israelis think about women in combat units?