Women Should Be Allowed To Serve In Tanks, Israeli Lawsuit Says

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Two Israeli women have petitioned Israel's Supreme Court to allow them to serve in tanks in the Israel Defense Forces. (Gideon Mendel/Corbis via Getty Images)

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Two women who successfully completed an Israeli military tank course have filed a lawsuit demanding they be allowed to serve in the tank corps.

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In a petition to the Israeli Supreme Court, Osnat Levy and Noga Shina say the army’s refusal to let them serve as tank drivers is a violation of equal rights.

The women are graduates part of a program launched in 2017 to train all-female tank crews for routine security operations. But the all-women tank crews never were implemented, and the plan has been put on hold for budgetary reasons and staffing shortages, the Israel Defense Forces has said.

A similar petition was filed by two other women in September.

Afik Shema, one of Levy and Shina’s training officers, joined their petition.


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a yid
a yid
4 years ago

Nonesense

Yankel
Yankel
4 years ago

They can’t even lift the shells.

Giddy Gittel
Giddy Gittel
4 years ago

Go for it !

Nachum
Nachum
4 years ago

Bad idea, as everyone in the tank, is in extremely close quarters. If it was an all woman tank crew, then I wouldn’t have a problem.

PaulinSaudi
PaulinSaudi
4 years ago

Well many Jewish men are unwilling to protect their nation, family and self. It stands to reason such men would need to hide behind the womenfolk.

Ruchie F.
Ruchie F.
4 years ago

Ezras Nashim will be available in case any one of these heiligeh maidelach get injured.