So you wanted Haredim in the army?
With the increasing number of Orthodox Jews (and particularly Haredim) in the IDF, the IDF itself has signed an agreement, barring the use of produce from the 'work around' (which is known as heter mechira).
If we turn back to the induction of so many chareidim and frum soldiers over recent years we see another issue that applies today, shmitah. IDF Chief Rabbi Brigadier-General Rafi Peretz signed on an agreement that would result in the IDF using non-shvi’is or heter mechira produce towards accommodating the growing number of frum soldiers. He is now under attack from the minister of agriculture, the National Kibbutz Movement and many others, who feel his unprecedented move to accommodate chareidi soldiers and officers is “anti-Zionist” and they insist that he reverse his decision to observe shmitah l’chumra. They are outraged that the IDF will be buying produce from goyim instead of kibbutzim, unwilling to hear any halachic considerations that override their Zionist ideals.Hmmm.