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    • Joel, Tel Aviv
    • 06.05.13 | 13:13 (IDT)

    This is a poorly thought-out measure to try and convince the Hareidim that they can join the Army too. It's silly because it doesn't address the enormous amount of waste that the IDF creates by trying to be the State's only social melting pot instead of focusing purely on becoming a streamlined defense force. Instead of shortening some people's service, they should simply do away with a number of programs and redundant jobs that are unnecessary for that task.

    from the article: Mandatory IDF service to be shortened; combat units to be paid for part of their service
    First published 11:20 06.05.13 | Last updated 11:20 06.05.13
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