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    Israel Defense Forces (IDF)

    May 16, 2019 in Palestine ⋅ ☀️ 81 °F

    Israelis are obligated to join the IDF at the age of 18 after they complete high school. Men serve 3 years and women serve two. Service can be postponed if they continue their education in a profession accepted by the IDF such as medicine, electronics, computers, electricity, etc but they must serve extra years if they do this. The Druze, (a sect of Arab Muslims) also serve in the Israeli army and are loyal but Israeli Muslims and Christian Arabs are not obligated to serve.
    The purpose of the IDF is to preserve the State of Israel, to protect its independence, and to foil attempts by its enemies to disrupt the normal life within it.
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