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  Elul 8, 5767 , 22/08/07

IDF to Create Celebrity Unit

IDF officials announced Tuesday that they plan to create a special program that would allow celebrities such as actors and models to serve in the army without limiting their career options.  Similar programs are already in place for elite athletes and musicians.

The celebrities would provide entertainment for troops as part of their service, one official explained, and would be granted leave in order to perform elsewhere.  The program would be limited to a set number of famous celebrities, he said, and all others would be required to serve in regular units.

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