Israel does not have the high population to consider moving to a professional army. Your opinion that the reason the draft is mandatory due to political reasons is laughable at best. The IDF, besides it's obvious defense duties, is also a place for education. We are a people's army for all intentions, and this is something the IDF spends a lot of resources on.
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