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”
Dafna Shilon – Aerial Operations Coordinator
Ella Sirotinsky – Military Advocate General Prosecutor
Shirat Goler - Bereaved Families’ Liaison Officer
Yaffa Ananiya - Commander at a crossing in Judea and Samaria
Amit Assenheim – Social Welfare NCO
Shai Ya’akobovich - Combat Fitness Officer
Moran Droker Yarovich - Doctor and Clinic Commander
Eden Chen - Inspector in Personal Security Unit
Karin Ovadia – Maritime regional control commander