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        11/27/2013, Kislev 24, 5774

      IDF Discusses Equalizing Men's & Women's Army Service

      The Shaked Committee meeting, which include top Israel Defense Force personnel and Members of Knesset, met to discuss army conscription. Committee chairwoman MK Ayelet Shaked (Bayit Yehudi) and IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz were among the participants. Among the topics discusses were the equalizing of mandatory army service for both men and women. Currently, women are required to serve less time them men. Also discusses was the drafting of male yeshiva students previously exempt for the sake of Torah study.