Israel Defense Forces

“BIBLICAL AND CONTEMPORARY FOUNDATIONS OF THE ISRAEL DEFENSE FORCES”

The IDF is the world’s only army that drafts women as well as men, and is an army that encourages soldiers to question orders they believe are wrong. ¬†Soldiers of diverse ethnicities, religions and sexual orientations serve in Israel’s military. ¬†The IDF considers and contends with:

  • distinctive moral dilemmas
  • issues of integrating women into combat
  • challenges of providing for “Lone Soldiers”
  • evaluating VIP exemptions
  • handling varied attempts to avoid military service
  • addressing a range of beliefs among soldiers about settlements in the West Bank and Gaza,
  • working with the United States Military

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