Debbie Zimelman immigrated to Israel when she was 22 years old. She was already considered too old to enlist in the Israeli army. After living in Israel for 30 years, there was only one formative Israeli experience that she had missed out on: Being a soldier.
Zimelman placed a request with the IDF and received permission to photograph women who had volunteered to serve in combat units. The resulting work is compiled in her book, “Women on the Front Lines: Inside the Combat Units of the Israeli Army,” which offers a deeper look into the modern phenomenon of women in combat through interviews and magnificent photos.
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About the blog: Daniel Tchetchik has been working for Haaretz since 2003, taking photographs for the Gallery and Week's End supplements. He initiated and edits the Haaretz Photo Blog. His work has been exhibited in Israel's leading museums and in a number of exhibitions and fairs abroad.
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