IDF Manpower Directorate

IDF commander resigns after his army computer stolen

The IDF head of Manpower Directorate resigned today after his army computer was stolen and an internal investigation opened against him.Reut Hadar, 12/14/2016, 10:23 PM

IDF seeking rabbis to help defuse tensions

The IDF Chief of Manpower is searching for rabbis to help lower tensions between religious establishment and the army.Hillel Fendel, 12/7/2016, 3:29 PM

IDF Suicides Double in 2014

Sharp increase in IDF soldiers ending their own lives not due to Gaza operation, Manpower Division chief insists.Tova Dvorin, 1/2/2015, 8:04 AM

Reunion of Lone Soldiers and Parents after the War

After 50 grueling days battling Hamas terrorists, El Al reunites soldiers with parents in the first meeting in years for many.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 9/18/2014, 6:26 PM

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 Seen as 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 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

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