In what can be described as an Israeli take on Canada’s “reasonable
accommodation” debate, Israel’s military finds itself torn between two
apparently irreconcilable processes: equality of opportunity for female
soldiers, and religious accommodation of Orthodox male soldiers.
a “citizens army” of compulsory conscripts from virtually all
dimensions of Israeli society (18-year-old men serve three years, women
two), the Israel Defence Forces provide a mirror into the values of the
day and, in turn, influence public discourse on them. What happens there
can’t be ignored because nearly every household is in some way
connected to the IDF.
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