"Half of the IDF`s young combat officers are religious Jews, according to statistics published in Ma`ariv Sunday. " In view of the manner the IDF treats civilians in Lebanon, Gaza and WB - strafing, gunship attacks into crowds, flechette bombs, dozers, tanks, shelling of schools, etc - this 'statistic' raises a serious question. What ARE the religious principles of the Jews?
Nusra Front in Syria says it has detained U.S.-trained rebels (Reuters)
from the article: IDF: Nearly 28% of Israeli males avoided conscription in 2007