IDF looks on with concern as ‚people’s army‘ model faces challenges

11.02.2014                      11.Adar I.5774

Wehrdienst:

IDF looks on with concern as 'people's army' model faces challenges

The military recognizes that Israeli society is undergoing natural and rapid changes, but it is keen on preserving the model of a people’s army and is worried that this concept is under threat.

The IDF was not surprised on Monday when a Knesset committee voted in favor of shortening mandatory military service for men from 36 months to 32, but it is viewing the development with concern….