OC Manpower: IDF enlistment sectorial

"I go much more often to [funerals at] kibbutzim and almost never to Tel Aviv."

August 16, 2006 15:15
1 minute read.
elazar stern noble against tree 298.88

elazar stern noble 298.8. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimkski)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


OC Manpower Maj.-Gen. Elazar Stern hinted Wednesday morning that the level of volunteering in the IDF has come to be defined by sector. "I see the homes where I go to pay condolence calls," Stern said in an interview with Army Radio, "I go much more often to kibbutzim and almost never to Tel Aviv. "Russian and Ethiopian immigrants' [contributions] should also be noted - their numbers among the bereaved families are much higher," he said. Stern added that the IDF was weighing whether to release statistics on the breakdown of volunteer units according to schools. "There could be data that we haven't released until now, statistics about schools and combat units. Maybe we should make them public now. There are things the public doesn't know that we do - [such as] which schools produce combat soldiers and which [produce] officers." Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai responded to Stern's comments, saying that the data did not represent reality. "Tel Aviv residents represent less than five percent of the residents of Israel," he said. "I don't know what the situation is in Rishon Lezion, in Beersheba, or any other city, but if there were no fatalities from Beersheba in the war, does that mean that there were no soldiers from Beersheba? Don't measure the data about enlistment based on fatalities." "I feel the same responsibility, the same commitment in Tel Aviv, the same enthusiasm that I feel elsewhere," he affirmed.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Jisr az-Zarq
April 3, 2014
Residents of Jisr az-Zarqa beckon Israel Trail hikers to enjoy their town


Cookie Settings