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60 Years of Women's Service in the IDF

60 Years of Women's Service in the IDF

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Women have served in the IDF since the establishment of the state in 1948. Throughout the years more and more positions have opened for women including those of combat pilots, artillery positions, and search and rescue combatants. This presentation outlines contributions women have made to the Israel Defense Forces, profiling various women in their IDF roles and showcasing their growing influence from the inception of the Israeli army to the army today.
Women have served in the IDF since the establishment of the state in 1948. Throughout the years more and more positions have opened for women including those of combat pilots, artillery positions, and search and rescue combatants. This presentation outlines contributions women have made to the Israel Defense Forces, profiling various women in their IDF roles and showcasing their growing influence from the inception of the Israeli army to the army today.

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Published by: Israel Defense Forces on Aug 16, 2010
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Women have been an integrated component within the fabric of the IDF sinceits establishment in 1948.The Israeli women have been recruited for mandatory service, careeremployment and even mobilized for the reserves – ever since.Female soldiers have come a long way from those early days in which theywere asked to perform traditional support duties to the present, in whichmost military roles are open to women.But, not only have new positions been opened for women – we, in theIsraeli military, have succeeded in letting women take part in various human
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gender.Those days in which women manned staff and rear positions are long gone!Today, women participate in a large array of duties and their presence ismeaningful throughout the military.There’s no need to prove the importance of the Israeli women in our military
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appreciation regarding their immense power within the security apparatus of the State of Israel.The following pages provide some testimony as to the contribution of thefemale soldiers within the military forces – in the past and at present.Women’s service can be best compared to a long distance marathon. Oncethe race commences – equipped with a clear vision, will power,
Introduction
 “The IDF - Israel Defense Force - the leading Israeli establishment, shall provide a meaningful and respectful service to its soldiers – menand women alike! Both male and female soldiers will be awarded equal opportunities, depending on their abilities and acquired skills – inorder to promote the supreme goal of protecting the State of Israel.” 
www.aka.idf.il/yohalan

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