Without the IDF Israel would simply nnot exist. The Arab neighbors would have invaded Israel long time ago as they did in the Independence War and wiped Israel off the map. Is that what the Haredim want, another Holocaust? Should just the secular soldiers risk their lives to save their souls?
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from the article: Tens of thousands of Haredim protest IDF draft