Are There Limits to the Use of the IDF?

It is high time that legislation limiting the government's authority to use the IDF to the needs of the defense of the country be introduced in the Knesset. In the absence of such a law it is by now hopefully clear that law enforcement is not one of the IDF's missions, and that that task is best left to the police.

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The IDF is subject to the authority of the government - but are there limits to the government's utilization of the IDF, or is the government free to order...