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  5/16/2012, Iyar 24, 5772

MK Eichler: Make IDF a Professional Army

The head of the hareidi-religious United Torah Judaism faction, MK Yisrael Eichler, called Wednesday to make the IDF a professional army. Only those who volunteer for service should be enlisted, he suggested.

Several MKs have proposed new guidelines for mandatory service following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the Tal Law, which gave full-time Torah students a deferral from service.