would refuse to accept it. The conditions of service would approximate the way armies in macro operated fifty and sixty years ago when women didn't serve in the same units as men. The food might be Mehadrin, the observance of Shabbat and holidays may closer to Halacha than it used to be in the "good old days". Serving in the army never was the problem, The issue is, and remains, that the secularist ideologues imagine that Haredim will become "like them" once they see how the other half lives. Maybe it worked in the '50s and early '60s. These days its different. Were there more tolerance for people with different approaches to life among the Secularist Elites, in the media, in politics, and the army we would be much better off.
Jewish teen sustains moderate wounds in stabbing in Jerusalem; assailant shot by police (Haaretz)
from the article: Haredim and the IDF: A crisis with no solution?