See 102, 103,106
So you misunderstand me too I see. Before I point out that one of the links is incorrect (there are three mixed gender infantry units in the IDF, not two) let me reiterate that I do not support placing women in combat. Is that clear?
I also do not deny that women in such roles are being protected and covered by their male counterparts. Yes, those three units are static defense battalions, not front line units that will undertake offensive operations in wartime.
HOWEVER, they ARE combat units. Israeli law says that ALL combat roles must be open to women. Yes, the brass are dragging their feet but there are female Israeli fighter pilots. Women are in the infantry and are now suing to get into tank units. Women HAVE been in combat in the IDF and not just in 1948.
All I have ever written on this topic is that one simply cannot accurately claim that the IDF used to have female combat soldiers but no longer do. That simply isnt accurate.
Ive never claimed its a good idea. Ive never written that gender integration will improve combat effectiveness. Ive never denied that the impact of female IDF members is exaggerated.
Have I made myself clear?