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Golani, Givati Most Popular For Upcoming November IDF Draft

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The Golani infantry brigade is the number one choice of new recruits to the IDF, according to figures released by the army on Sunday.

Golani, one of Israel’s most decorated infantry units, produced two of Israel’s IDF Chiefs of Staff – Motta Gur and Gabi Ashkenazi.

Givati, an infantry unit serving around the Gaza region came in second place.  In 2008, Hamas fired its Gaza City Brigade commander after a battle with Givati in Operation Cast Lead.

More young Israeli draftees are also requesting to serve in the IDF Air Defense Command and the Border Police.

Cyber defense and other computer-related service is also in higher demand.

According to the figures, more religious soldiers are serving in the urban warfare and counter-terrorism unit of Judea and Samaria, the Kfir Brigade and in the tank-driving Armored Corps, with the highest concentration of Ethiopians serving in Givati.

About the Author: Malkah Fleisher is a graduate of Cardozo Law School in New York City. She is an editor/staff writer at JewishPress.com and co-hosts a weekly Israeli FM radio show. Malkah lives with her husband and two children on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.


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2 Responses to “Golani, Givati Most Popular For Upcoming November IDF Draft”

  1. Myriam Obadia says:

    Our kids are the real heroes. They volunteer where it's the most dangerous to better protect us. I am thankful to them and consider their courage one of the blessings of Israel.

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