Despite a long-standing controversy in Israel about stationing female soldiers on potential battle lines, the IDF has just deployed an all-female tank crew — led by a female commander — to the border with Egypt. This comes following a number of pilot programs to train women to operate tanks, one of which is ongoing.
Quote: “However, his [United Torah Judaism MK Uri Maklev] view is shared only by a minority of the population, according to a Na’amat poll conducted by Geocartography Knowledge earlier this year. The results showed more than 70% of the wider society supported the idea of women serving in combat roles, and only 11% held the belief that women should not serve in the IDF at all.”
Sources: Wikipedia (introduction), The Jerusalem Post (introduction and quotation)
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