most serve in the IDF because they understand that without them serving they could come home one day and find their family butchered by terrorists.... I know you are correct, and I'm sure most of them, as you, believe that. Of course many of us believ e that there would be no possibility of anybody on either side being butchered if Israel would just end its illegal occupation of Palestine. And clearly so long and those like you continue to claim there is no such place as Palestine there will never be an end to the violence on both sides, since all of it stems from the occupation. However, my point was that while most members of Hitler Youth believed in Hitler's cause, there were many who joined because they were given no choice. Presumably the new Pope was one of the latter. I made a comparison to the many young Israelis (and I have met quite a number of them) who have resisted being sent to Palestine to commit what they (and I) see as crimes against humanity.
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