Category Archives: Draft

So Where’s the Money?

By Moshe Feiglin
Translated from Makor Rishon
Finance Minister Yair Lapid asked, “Where’s the money?” The answer is that it is in the defense budget, the Israel Lands Authority and the printing presses of the Israel Bank.
The largest slice of Israel’s budget […]

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Moshe Feiglin’s Letter to the Prime Minister and Party Leaders on Universal Draft

To:
Chairman of Likud Beiteinu, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu
Chairman of Yesh Atid, Yair Lapid
Chairman of Jewish Home, Naftali Bennett
Chairman of Shas, Minister Eli Yishai
Chairman of Agudat Yisrael, Deputy Minister Rabbi Yaakov Litzman
Re: Solution for the Universal Draft Issue
Gentlemen,
I would like to […]

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The Draft Tragicomedy

By Moshe Feiglin
If it weren’t so sad, the draft brouhaha would be the greatest show in town. It is a masquerade ball, a tragicomedy in which each actor says the complete opposite of what he really wants.
The main actor, […]

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Does Israel Really Need Compulsory Draft?

By Moshe Feiglin
The State of Israel is bickering over nothing. It is like a fight between a seller who has nothing to sell and a buyer who has no intention of buying. They shout at each other, call the […]

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Haredi Draft?

By Moshe Feiglin

The Knesset factions are in pursuit of legislation that will institute equal draft into the IDF – but something is fishy. The New Israel Fund’s propaganda has made inroads, and it looks like the upcoming elections will […]

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The People’s Army Ethos and the Ultra-Orthodox Media Carnival

By Moshe Feiglin

Translated from the Makor Rishon newspaper
Early Friday morning. The permanently clogged highways of greater Tel Aviv had not yet woken up. A slight drizzle, plenty of parking on the street into which you can usually not even […]

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Israel’s Army Out of the Box

By Moshe Feiglin
In Israel, you just don’t talk about Israel’s Defense Forces, the IDF.
People prefer not to think about the army’s shortcomings, blithely saying that if the IDF has successfully protected Israel over the past sixty years, it must know […]

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