There may be very good reasons, from both the perspective of the IDF and that of potential recruits, not to draft everyone. However, the conclusion that the army is in some sense necessarily 'fascistic,' and that it is unrealistic to base a military system on the basis of everyone giving up the three best years of their lives, is belied by historical fact. Perhaps Gideon Levy is too young to know that in the fifties, sixties, and early seventies, nearly everyone served, the army was not entirely 'fascistic, at least not in the frontline units I served in, any only a small minority of the drafted ended up in Beit Lid.
Manhunt in Memphis, Tennessee continues after officer, 33, fatally shot (AP)
from the article: Half the people are enough