Women have proudly served in the IDF since the very beginning. Israel’s first Prime Minister, David Ben Gurion, wrote an impassioned letter to religious communities outlining the necessity of women serving and protecting Israel. Since then, women have taken increasingly high-level positions in the IDF. These female Israeli soldiers challenge stereotypes through the work they do every day.
Officers from the Nahal Infantry Brigade convened for a week of special training at the IDF Northern Command Base in the lead up to a five-month training period for the brigade’s soldiers. From the freshest platoon commander right up to Brigade Commander Colonel Yehuda Fuchs himself, the Nahal officers learned how to teach their soldiers to fight in shrubland, underground, with explosives and deep in urban terrain.
Cpl. Mustafa Tabash, 19, is bursting with pride. At the end of this month, he will become the first Bedouin tank commander in the Israel Defense Forces upon completion of the demanding Tank Commanders’ course.
The World War Z movie demonstrates that Israel is a country that cares about her security, foresees disasters other nations don't, helps out other nations in need, and promotes both women's rights and minority rights.