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    • Yishai Kohen
    • 06.11.07 | 16:59 (IST)

    "Half Of IDF's New Combat Officers Are Religious" (12 Elul 5767, August 26, '07) Half of the IDF's young combat officers are religious Jews, according to statistics published in Ma'ariv Sunday. The report also says that about 40% of the cadets of the most recent Officer Course in BAHAD 1, the IDF's officer training school, were religious (this number refers to all officers, as opposed to just combat officers). "This says something very good about about the sons of the religious Zionist movement," opines the writer of the piece, senior correspondent Ben Caspit. "They are becoming the IDF's backbone. Their presence in the army is several times larger than it is in the general population." "Any way we look at it," he says, "it's about education. It is clear that religious Zionist movement's educational institutions continue to disseminate values, Zionism, Judaism and mission orientation." http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/132259 Don't be lazy next time.

    from the article: IDF: Nearly 28% of Israeli males avoided conscription in 2007
    First published 00:00 06.11.07 | Last updated 00:00 06.11.07
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