IDF is more than just an army - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • ezekiel38
    • 10.11.07 | 18:49 (IST)

    When I visited Israel, I was particularly impressed with the energy and vitality of the young men and women serving in the IDF. I noted that this univeral service seemed to instill a sense of ownership and responsibility for the State of Israel in these young men missing in the US. If avoidance of IDF service becomes widespread, the effects will not be limited to military personnel. IDF service is the glue of Israel. Also, everyone in Israel is defending Israel, some just do not know it, some are not prepared, and some hope not to partcipate.But the terrorists are trying to kill them just the same.

    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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