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May 17, 2006
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Israel honored its military reservists. Israel Defense Force Reserves Appreciation Day was marked Tuesday with political ceremonies in Jerusalem and a slew of benefits, such as shopping discounts, for reserve soldiers. But what was once an almost universal institution for Israeli men is on the wane, with no more than an estimated 15 percent of former military conscripts going on to serve in the reserves.

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