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Daily Briefing Jun 8: Blowback as IDF opens up more roles for female combat soldiers

Welcome to The Times of Israel’s Daily Briefing, your 15-minute audio update on what’s happening in Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world, from Sunday through Thursday. Military correspondent…

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Senior government official knocks plan to let more women into combat units

Deputy Religious Services Minister Matan Kahana on Tuesday night spoke out against an Israel Defense Forces plan to offer more combat roles to women, specifically in elite outfits, arguing that…

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IDF expands combat roles for women, but says most not cut out for elite units

The Israel Defense Forces on Tuesday announced that it would open more combat roles to female fighters, beyond the mixed-gender light infantry units where some already serve. The decision means…

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Rabbis urge IDF chief to stop women’s integration into combat units

A group of senior rabbis from the national religious camp signed on to a statement Thursday urging IDF Chief of State Aviv Kohavi to cease efforts to draft women into…

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