Itongadol.- A large majority of Hebrew-speaking Israeli Jews ages 15-18 intend to enlist in the Israel Defense Forces, a Midgam Research Institute poll found.
The online poll, which surveyed a representative sample of 501 young Israelis, found that 76 percent intend to enlist. Broken down by gender, 92% of males and 60% of females said they intend to join the IDF. Only 10% of all respondents said they do not plan to serve in the IDF.
The results of the poll were presented in conjunction with the opening of the Zionist Youth Congress in Gush Etzion, an initiative of the Zionist Council in Israel and the World Zionist Organization.
Some 70% of respondents self-identified as Zionists.
An overwhelming majority of respondents — 85% — said they were unwilling to give up parts of Jerusalem, even in exchange for real peace with the Palestinians.