Israeli Women Soldiers Break the “Steel Ceiling”

Kidma, a University of Haifa project for the advancement of women, ran seminars this year on “empowerment of young female army officers.” Participants said that the course, offered In conjunction with the Israel Defense Forces women’s corps, gave them the skills to, In their words, “break the steel celling.” More on this theme; In June, Second Lt. Roni Zuckerman, 20, completed her training to become the first female fighter pilot In Israel. Zuckerman is the granddaughter of two Warsaw Ghetto fighters, according to the Jerusalem Post. IDF also announced in June that reserve duty for Israeli women will now extend until age 38. Previously, the cut-off age was early 30s.

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