Seventeen doctors have been chosen as the first group in a new program that recruits Jewish doctors living abroad to work in the IDF. The doctors and their families are currently studying Hebrew on kibbutzim (cooperative communities) in the north. Once they complete their studies, they will be hired by the IDF as civilian workers.
The project hopes to deal with the IDF's need for doctors while helping new immigrants integrate into Israeli society. The doctors all have at least 14 years of experience in their fields.