Number of IDF recruits to hit 20-year low in 2013
Yossi Yehoshua
Published: 11.01.13, 11:38
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1. Yawn Yawn Yawn!
Sheik rattle & roll ,   USA   (01.11.13)
Pay a decent wage. Try telling a US Marine or Army soldier you will earn $100-$200 a month. I don't care how much we have to defend our country spin you put on it, these are young men & women that deserve to be compensated a decent wage. I am not saying to pay them a few thousand dollars a month like US recruits, but at least enough to go out to eat more than 2 times a month.
2. And yet the Army can not cope with more Haradi enlistment?
Eric ,   Tel Aviv & NY   (01.11.13)
Something does not make sense here.
3. Remember this on election day!
A Jerusalemite ,   Jerusalem, Israel   (01.11.13)
4. Age Range
Zechariah   (01.11.13)
The age range is to narrow men can serve to sixty and the Haredim from twenty. the Gallus ought contribute much more.
5. But the birthrate of Israeli Jews is now
Reuven   (01.11.13)
6. answer to 1. Yawn Yawn Yawn!
MARIAN ,   romania   (01.11.13)
The civilians, because they are patriotic, should take the militari home from time to time and give them food, money and cos or zine, in accordance to their gender.
7. military service
friend of israel ,   londonderry n irelan   (01.11.13)
can foreign non jewish people join the IDF for voluntary service? are there any age restrictions?
8. birthrate
to yossi   (01.11.13)
Israel's birthrate was at its all time low in the early 90s.
9. Facts
Pinhas ,   IsraelTsafon   (01.16.13)
First question is, is it a problem that its at a low? Second, they are going to go after the secular gals that avoid service. Birthrates among secular low. That wouldnt be because the army itself turns the gals into soldiers at the time they would otherwise be becoming mothers, or because the army pays for each soldier gal to have several abortions? Up to as many as 8000 haredim a year! Is that all really! SO what has all the fuss been about. You could have gotten them to join with ease, by meeting a hadnful of their religious needs. In the end though,read the lips of the army brass! They DO NOT WANT or NEED haredim! Haredim know when they are nto wanted, and are smart enough to avoid idf serfdom.
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