[quote="g-unit"]from what i have heard it is difficult for new olim to just rock up to israel and sign up for a sayeret or even the tzanchanim and be accepted, meaning that one would probably have to live in israel for some time before enlisting.
so would it be easier for someone who wants to be in a sayeret or in the paratroopers to go on mahal but on arrival, sign that he/she will serve for 3 years and go to yom sayerot from there???
INCORRECT. I WAS SENT A "ZIMUN" FOR TZANCHANIM WHEN I WAS DRAFTED A SHORT 3 MONTHS AFTER I MADE ALIYAH. I RUSHED THE PROCESS BECAUSE I WAS ASSISTED BY THE MARVA UNIT WHERE I HAD COMPLETED THE PROGRAM SEVERAL YEARS EARLIER. THAT BEING SAID, IF YOU HAVE THE PHYSICAL PROFILE -- AND YOU DO NOT HAVE AN IDF-RECOGNIZED MENTAL ISSUE -- THEN YOU WILL GET THE SAME INVITATION. HOWEVER, THIS ALSO MEANS YOU CAN EASILY BE BOOTED RIGHT OUT BY THE DOCTOR FOR SIGHT OR FLAT FEET ISSUES. I HAD A FRIEND WITH ME IN EGOZ WHO THAT HAPPENED TO. THIS IS THE IDF. HE WAS BOOTED OUT FROM THE TAZNCHANIM GIBUSH AND COMPLETED THE TRAINING FOR EGOZ. YES, THERE IS NO YOM SAYAROT FOR NEW OLIM. BUT THIS ACTUALLY IS A GOOD THING BECAUSE THE DEMOGRAPHIC ACCEPTED FROM THIS GROUP, NEW OLIM WOULD HAVE A VERY HARD TIME WITH BECAUSE THESE CHILDREN COME TEND TO BE SPOILED. SO IT IS A GOOD THING TO BE IN A "REGULAR UNIT" AND TRY OUT FOR THE SF UNITS THERE. IF YOU ARE NOT ACCEPTED, IT WORKS OUT FOR THE BEST. I HAVE SEEN IT FOR MYSELF, MANY TIMES.