Photo Credit: IDF
A female tank instructor during her training course.

The pilot program for the introduction of women into the Israel Defense Forces Tank Corps has been frozen four months after being dubbed a success, according to a report on Israel’s Kan public television broadcasting network.

Four female soldiers who completed the tank commanders’ course successfully all became instructors on base; none became tank commanders in action.


Of the six female fighters who completed the armored corps training program, all were placed in the Karakal Battalion combat Border Regiment.

Not one was placed in a tank as an Armored Corps soldiers.

No reason was given for the decision to avoid placing female soldiers in tanks.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.