IDF Special Needs Soldiers

The autistic young men and women can sit for hours in front of electronic maps spotting the minutest changes. This rare ability eludes most non-autistic soldiers.

female israeli soldiers

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.

Israel's Garin Tzabar program, which supports 'lone soldiers' who have no family in Israel, recently welcomed close to 360 young women and men from around the world into its care.

Israeli actress with Brad Pitt

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.

Ala Wahib

Although the Israel Defense Forces is mainly a Jewish army, it also includes Israeli Arabs who are proudly making a valuable contribution both to their people and to Israel.