Category Archives: Draft

Moshe Feiglin: Chief of Staff Eisencot on Right Track

Moshe Feiglin wrote on Thursday that he is pleasantly surprised with IDF Chief of Staff Eisencot’s proposals for revamping the army. “It seems that the facts that motivated me to establish the Professional Army Caucus in the Knesset are very […]

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Moshe Feiglin: IDF Finally on the Professional Army Bandwagon

The Ha’aretz newspaper reported on Sunday that the IDF is preparing for a transition to a volunteer  army. “The IDF seems to have caught on to something I have been saying for years and for which I established the Professional […]

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Moshe Feiglin: No Money for Reservist Training? There’s a Simple Solution

Yesterday, Israel’s Chief of Staff announced that reservist training would be stopped due to lack of funding.
When the Knesset deliberated on this year’s budget, I warned that the IDF was about to spend huge sums of money on the bluff […]

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Tablet Magazine: In Fight Over Military Service, Israeli Lawmaker Suggests Ending Conscription for All

http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/171208/professionalizing-the-idf
Moshe Feiglin knows upending the ‘people’s army’ is a long shot, but he’s not alone in arguing it’s the best way forward
By Mati Wagner and Seth J. Frantzman|May 2, 2014 12:00 AM

Moshe Feiglin, the 51-year-old member of Knesset, is the enfant terrible of […]

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Moshe Feiglin: Entire Draft Issue a Masquerade Ball

I am not planning to go to the Ultra-Orthodox anti-draft coercion demonstration today – even though I can identify with most of the claims being made by the Haredim.
As I wrote not long ago, ultra-Orthodox MK Yisrael Eichler has done […]

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INN Quotes Moshe Feiglin: Mass Haredi Rally Like a Purim Play

Finance Minister Yair Lapid, whose Yesh Atid party is pushing for hareidi men to be required to enlist in the IDF, “is the best thing that has ever happened to the hareidi community,” MK Moshe Feiglin (Likud) declared Sunday in a post […]

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Who has Contributed More to Israel’s Security? Lapid or Ultra-Orthodox Eichler?

The debate over ultra-Orthodox service in the army is ridiculous.
Tell me something: Who has contributed more to Israel’s security? Yair Lapid or Torah Jewry’s ultra-Orthodox MK Yisrael Eichler?
I do not intend to write about the importance of Torah learning. I […]

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INN: Feiglin: Lapid’s ‘Contribution’ was a Loss to Army

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/177361#.UvpuLmKtLCc
First Publish: 2/11/2014, 7:23 PM
The attempts to force hareidi men to enlist in the IDF are a move in the wrong direction, MK Moshe Feiglin (Likud) declared Tuesday.

In his usual blunt style, Feiglin argued that some soldiers detract from Israel’s security – and […]

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Moshe Feiglin: Volunteer Professional Army Instead of Budget Increase for IDF

Just as I had warned in the Knesset, the IDF is now requesting additional funding in order to pay its salaries. Next week, I will once again convene the Caucus for a Professional Army in order to highlight how absurd […]

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Moshe Feiglin: Mandatory Draft Detrimental to Israel

Wednesday, at 4:30 PM, we will hold the Professional Volunteer Army Caucus in the Knesset. Security experts and politicians from all across the political spectrum will speak at the caucus: from former Meretz MK Musi Raz to Agudat Yisrael MK […]

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