Each Ethiopian Jewish Soldier will have a MentorPersonnel Branch is planning a project to help Ethiopian soldiers in their initial steps in IDF.
IDF Volunteers from 29 Countries Complete Hebrew CourseThree of four participants in special course are lone soldiers, 47% will go on to serve in field and combat units.
Barbivai: Female Draft-Dodgers Use Religion as ExcuseIDF manpower chief Orna Barbivai says too many women who say they are religious are allowed to opt out of the IDF.
IDF Chief of Staff: All Troops Must Attend Official CeremoniesIDF Chief of Staff Benny Ganz rules no soldier will be exempt from official military ceremonies, even if a woman is singing.
Israel's Immigrant VolunteersIDF manpower director Maj. Gen. Orna Barbibai hailed the impressive showing of immigrant volunteers; chided native Israelis.
IDF Data: Number of Israelis who Enlist DecliningThe number of Israelis who enlist in the army is declining. By 2020, less than 60% will enlist, statistics show.