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    • janice
    • 29.08.07 | 08:22 (IDT)

    I think that National Service could provide a good outlet for those without the desire to serve in the IDF and provide able bodies for work that needs to be done but is too expensive otherwise for example - care of the aged or sick, community projects, tutoring in schools, helping in kindergardens. This would allow all sectors of the population to contribute - even Arabs to their communities and Ultra-orthodox to their communities. as such it should be compulsory to all youngsters for a minimum of 1 year. Those that volunteer for IDF should be given preferrential treatment, better salaries and conditions and treated with far more respect tin order to maintain it as the preferred option.

    from the article: The first casualty will be the IDF
    First published 00:00 28.08.07 | Last updated 00:00 28.08.07
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