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IDF Manpower Directorate

General: ‘People’s Army’ Facing Collapse

IDF general reveals: one in four men and over one-third of women eligible for draft do not enlist. Draft-dodging threatens 'people's army.'Maayana Miskin, 12/3/2013, 5:58 PM

IDF: Absent Yeshiva Students Considered AWOL Soldiers

Hesder yeshiva students who skip class could face military discipline.Maayana Miskin, 6/4/2013, 9:19 PM

MK: Use Hareidi Money to Fund Soldiers

Former head of IDF Manpower: Instead of force, use hareidi money to reward soldiers. He rejects civilian service option.Maayana Miskin, 5/29/2013, 10:04 AM

Hareidi 'Draft Evader' Released from Military Prison

A married hareidi woman who was arrested and placed in a military jail for evading enlistment is released after being granted a pardon.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/21/2012, 5:16 AM

Motivation Still High Among New IDF Recruits

The IDF’s newest recruits have continued a trend toward high motivation to serve in combat. More sent to rescue squads., 7/21/2012, 11:05 PM

Barbivai: Female Draft-Dodgers Use Religion as Excuse

IDF manpower chief Orna Barbivai says too many women who say they are religious are allowed to opt out of the IDF.Gabe Kahn, 4/17/2012, 10:45 PM

Israel's Immigrant Volunteers

IDF manpower director Maj. Gen. Orna Barbibai hailed the impressive showing of immigrant volunteers; chided native Israelis.Gabe Kahn., 12/19/2011, 7:34 PM

IDF Data: Number of Israelis who Enlist Declining

The number of Israelis who enlist in the army is declining. By 2020, less than 60% will enlist, statistics show.Elad Benari, 11/17/2011, 10:03 PM