To those bad experiences with IDF Women - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • The Archives
    • 22.05.08 | 18:45 (IDT)

    Yes, the presence of women in a fighting unit would normally invoke trouble of distraction from the men and not all women is suitable for the demanding physical aspect of the army. The best option is to saperate women's unit from the man. Otherwise if a IDF unit is involved in security reasons eg. airport or area security, military clerical work, tasks that women might advance etc. it might be acceptable to integrate women into the unit. Then we come to a conclusion that some women want to fight too! This has to be based on the physical capability and endurance of the women. Generally, if women were to be integrated into a fighting unit, excuse me I would rather disappear than remain.

    from the article: Is the IDF ready for women in combat?
    First published 00:00 29.04.07 | Last updated 00:00 29.04.07
Haaretz Headlines
A poster of Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus, Syria.

Ya'alon: Syria will not return to what it was before civil year

Defense minister sees Syria splitting into separate enclaves representing the main groups active in the fighting.

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia testifies before a House Judiciary Commercial and Administrativ
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Scalia dies at 79

Appointed by Reagan, Scalia was a constitutional originalist considered the leader of the U.S. top court's conservative wing.

02:01 14.02.16 | 0 comments
Avigdor 'Yanush' Ben Gal in 2013

Legendary IDF general Avigdor 'Yanush' Ben-Gal dead at 80

Ben-Gal, credited with playing a key role in Israel's victory over Syria in 1973, was 'one of the few who, by virtue of their actions, shaped the IDF, the armored corps and our combat doctrine,' Defense Minister Ya'alon says.

The scene of a suspected car-ramming attack near Ma'aleh Adumim, February 13, 2016.

4 border policemen wounded in suspected West Bank attack

Earlier, an 18-year-old Palestinian woman was killed after trying to stab a soldier in Hebron.