Israeli Society has changed, technology has changed, the way war is waged has changed, it is time for the ARMY to change as well. The reason for the continued draft today is POLITICAL not logistical. The purpose is mass indoctrination of the population, and a deprecated socialist notion of "serving the state", NOT security concerns. If the Army became professional, all the unnecessary Jobniks could be cut out and replaced with qualified professionals or civilian contractors, and combat soldiers and career officers could receive a livable wage and fitting benefits for serving their country. Even the Secular Leftists today don't want to serve, so stop blaming the Haredim. Let the people who WANT to be there and who are MOTIVATED to serve do so, and let everyone else get on with their lives, it is good for the Army and it is good for Israeli society.
Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade: Stabber is Yishai Shlissel, the 2005 parade attacker (Haaretz)
from the article: IDF freezes service deferrals for volunteering due to enlistment drop