Thursday, July 7, 2011

Which Type of Israeli Youth Want Combat in the IDF

Hat tip: IMRA

There's an article on the IDF site stating that 80% of IDF draftees want to be in combat units.  I just wonder if that's a cross-section of Israeli society or a disproportionate amount of "dati leumi," national religious, traditional and Right wing.

Many of the secular Left avoid combat and even draft.  Of course the media concentrates on the chareidi religious, who aren't drafted if they are studying full-time in yeshivot.

Does anyone have more information?


Keli Ata said...

It could be any of the factors, or it could be secular and religious Israelis feel the country is reaching zero hour and want to take aggressive action.

Batya said...

Seculars are disengaged from what's happening