2010 sees drop in applications for IDF conversions

01.06.2011                      28.Ijar, 5771                      Jerusalemtag; Tag 43 des Omer

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2010 sees drop in applications for IDF conversions

IDF Manpower Directorate says decline due to public uproar over Conversion Bill; overall, conversions are slightly up.

While the number of conversions in Israel rose slightly in 2010, there was a significant drop in the number of soldiers who signed up for the military’s Nativ conversion courses, according to data presented at the Knesset’s Aliya, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs Committee on Tuesday.
According to Col. Orna Asoulin, who is in charge of manpower in the IDF Manpower Directorate, the reason there were 82 fewer soldiers in the Nativ course in 2010 than in 2009 (when some 800 took part), was the public uproar over the conversions….