IDF Celebrates 2012 International Women’s Day

Today the IDF, along with the rest of the world, celebrates International Women’s Day. Since the War of Independence, women have played a vital role in the country’s defense, filling many important positions ranging from combat soldiers to emergency instructors.

Click to read about the state of women in the IDF in 2012.

Today we present you with a look at some of the most remarkable women serving in the IDF. Click on the pictures to find out more about their stories:

Chen – Combat soldier in the elite Canine Unit “Oketz”

Chen – Combat soldier in the elite Canine Unit “Oketz”

Dafna Shilon – Aerial Operations Coordinator

Dafna Shilon – Aerial Operations Coordinator

Ella Sirotinsky – Military Advocate General Prosecutor

Ella Sirotinsky – Military Advocate General Prosecutor

Shirat Goler - Bereaved Families’ Liaison Officer

Shirat Goler - Bereaved Families’ Liaison Officer

Yaffa Ananiya - Commander at a crossing in Judea and Samaria

Yaffa Ananiya - Commander at a crossing in Judea and Samaria

Amit Assenheim – Social Welfare NCO

Amit Assenheim – Social Welfare NCO

Shai Ya’akobovich - Combat Fitness Officer

Shai Ya’akobovich - Combat Fitness Officer

Moran Droker Yarovich - Doctor and Clinic Commander

Moran Droker Yarovich - Doctor and Clinic Commander

Eden Chen - Inspector in Personal Security Unit

Eden Chen - Inspector in Personal Security Unit

Karin Ovadia – Maritime regional control commander

Karin Ovadia – Maritime regional control commander

 

 


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