Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu proved it before the last elections when he got the Likud "court" to approve his "tweaking" of the Knesset list to move his
All Feiglin has succeeded in doing is get people to vote for Likud which gives us the policies of Meridor and Barak. Netanyahu has been saying for years --I heard him with my own ears-- is that he wants the Likud to be a Center party, not Right.
Now Feiglin is joining the "stop the draft" campaign.
So the Right doesn't really want this compulsory draft and the Left doesn't, either.
More ridiculous is the fact that not only is the IDF not interested in this draft, but it really doesn't need it, either.
Says who? I don't see how Feiglin comes to those conclusions.
Israel is a small country with a very heterogeneous population. It is also a country in danger all of the time. Surrounding countries and even those further away consider it their primary aim to destroy us. We are nothing like the United States. The USA doesn't really need much of an army. Most of their soldiers are fighting foreign wars. The country itself is not in danger. I can see most of you opening your mouths to talk about 911, terrorism and all that. To fight terrorism you don't need a conventional army of tanks and an air force. The American system is irrelevant to Israel and its needs.
IDF must utilize the varied talents of the population to defend the country. Our school system must educate the youth about the importance of defending the country. Our history, citizenship and geography curriculum must be rewritten so that every student understands why we're here, what our rights are, our legitimacy etc. We need soldiers from the Left, Right and Center and from the secular, traditional, dati and chareidi. For many Israelis, the army is the first place they really get to know a wide variety of Israelis and understand that we must live and work together.
Feiglin claims that the soldiers in a professional IDF will be respected and admired, unlike the situation in the USA. He's wrong, just like he was wrong about his taking over the Likud.