’60 percent of Israelis won’t serve in IDF by 2020′

18.11.2011                      21.Cheschwan. 5772

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'60 percent of Israelis won't serve in IDF by 2020'

IDF Manpower Directorate says every other Israeli already doesn't serve, army looking to balance needs of different sectors.

By 2020, 60 percent of Israelis will not be serving in the military, the head of the IDF Manpower Directorate, Maj.-Gen. Orna Barbivai, warned on Thursday.
Already, only one in two citizens – male and female – serves in the IDF, she said. In addition, 40% of women dodge the draft annually – the majority receiving exemptions based on religious grounds – as do 25% of men….