Daily Israel Report
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News Brief

  8/21/2014, Av 25, 5774

MK Stern to Ya'alon: Mobilize the Hesder Students Instead of Reservists


MK Elazar Stern (Hatnua), former general in the Israel Defense Forces and former head of the Israeli Human Resources Directorate wrote to Minister of Defense Moshe Ya'alon, suggesting to him that he mobilize the Hesder Yeshiva (Torah academy) students instead of the thousands of reservists that are about to be called up.

In his letter, Stern said, "Many of the reservists that are being called up are being taken away from families, university exams, or have had to cancel their family vacations." He went on to suggest that the many students who are in the Hesder learning program would better serve the purpose than mobilizing those under 'Tzav Shmoneh'.