B"H - Even if we want to forget and sweep under the carpet the fact that the IDF allows itself to be used against the Children of Israel and the Land of Israel, we can't ignore the fact that in order to be a soldier it requires people to swear an oath of allegiance with the secular State. Oaths are a subject that is regulated by halacha, Jewish Law, and are not a laughing matter: We mean what we say and held responsible for it. As it happens, the IDF oath goes against the Shma, in which we declare our allegiance with Hashem for all generations.This is what makes us Jews. In this way (it is my opinion that Satan makes) the soldiers swear away their Judaism, even if most of them will never actually realize this and this last aspect, the operation's clandestine nature is the one that makes it so successful and devastating.
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