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      Archive: 8/28/2013

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        8/28/2013, Elul 22, 5773

      IDF May Lengthen Women's Service, Shorten Men's

      The Knesset held a special session on conscription in the Israel Defense Forces. General Orna Barbivai of the IDF Manpower Directorate suggested lengthening women's mandatory service from 24 months to 28 months and shortening men's mandatory service from 36 months to 32 months. General Barvbivai is the first female general in the IDF.