Israel News in 2014

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Israel News in 2014 – Summary.

2014 was a difficult year for Israel with the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers, Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, and countless acts of terrorism targeted at Israeli civilians. Yet, there have been moments of progress as well.

Notably, the Israeli navy promoted Captain Or Cohen from her position as a navigation and communications officer to become a ship commander, making her the first woman appointed as an IDF Navy ship’s commander. Cohen will first be appointed as deputy commander of a navy vessel, and following that role she will go on to take the Navy’s advanced commander’s course.

While female IDF soldiers began serving on naval vessels in 1999, the selection of Captain Cohen reflects the navy’s—and the IDF’s—position of actively integrating women into key command and leadership positions.

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