I left Israel so as to avoid Miluim and not send my kids! - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Steve
    • 09.11.07 | 19:06 (IST)

    I was an officer in the regular IDF and Miluim and came to the realization that young people are (by and large) being asked to die for corrupt and morally wrong politicians and ideas. Many (but unfortunately not all) of Israel's wars could have been avoided and soldiers do not have to die defending the occupation in the West bank. So rather than continue being cannon fodder and not wanting to let my children become cannon fodder, I and my wife elected to leave Israel in the 80s. I look back on my decision and the progression of events in Israel and am VERY happy with my decision. We just miss friends and the social scene, but do not miss the fear and tension of living in Israel.

    from the article: IDF: Nearly 28% of Israeli males avoided conscription in 2007
    First published 00:00 06.11.07 | Last updated 00:00 06.11.07
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