Now Is Not the Time to Shorten Israelis’ Military Service

On Tuesday, the IDF began inducting members of its new class of conscripts, who, unlike their predecessors, can expect to serve for 30 rather than 32 months. The cut is the second phase of a 2015 measure that reduced service from a full three years; however, the Knesset has effectively given itself a year to reinstate the 32-month term. Yoav Limor argues that it should avail itself of this option:

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Why a Military Conflict between Iran and Israel Seems Inevitable

Jan. 20 2021

Since the year began, the IDF has stepped up its attacks on Iranian positions in Syria, striking more targets and going deeper into Syrian territory than usual. Meanwhile, Tehran has increased its enrichment of uranium, moving ever closer to building nuclear weapons. Efraim Inbar addresses the situation in depth:

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More about: Iran, Iran nuclear program, Israeli Security, U.S. Foreign policy