Israel's moment of truth
A Third World economy like the kind Israel is heading toward ¬ cannot support a First World army. That's why we need an alternative to Plesner's proposals on drafting the ultra-Orthodox.
The Plesner committee on drafting Haredim and Arabs into the army addresses an issue of enormous magnitude that has critical implications for the future of the State of Israel. But its patchwork recommendations do not address the systemic issues that threaten the country.