Captain "George" and My "Miluim" in1978 - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • isaac
    • 28.07.10 | 06:41 (IDT)

    In 1978 after I spent summer in Israel and was about to leave for New York to do my second year at Yale I was told that I have to first do "miluim." I was angry that nobody told me that when I just arrived, and I didn't want to be late for the school year. I began to protest and stood with the poster at the Kaplan 23 for 10 days talking to the officers and soldiers under the terrible August sun. I met with the Maariv correspondent, member of the Knesset from Likud, and also with the Chief of the Israeli Reserves who let me go. The only person who wouldn't talk to me on the phone or in person was Captain "George" who wouldn't let me leave. Is this the same Captain George or that was his father?

    from the article: Ex-interrogator, accused of torture, tapped to advise police on Arab affairs
    First published 02:12 28.07.10 | Last updated 02:12 28.07.10
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