TEL AVIV (Aug. 1)
The army has decided to shorten military service for immigrants. According to the Army Broadcasting Station, the manpower division of the Armed Forces has decided that immigrants aged 20 and older will serve 18 months if single, nine months if married, or three months if they have children. Newcomers who served 18 months in a foreign army will be called up for 90 days in the Israeli army. Immigrants who are going to school will be able to defer their induction date. Regular service in the Israeli army will be 33 months beginning April 1974 instead of 36 months.