speaking as a non-israeli who lives in israel, if i were to make immigration here i can't imagine supporting my child going to the army. i wouldn't want my kid brainwashed to assume all palestinians are terrorists, to shoot and ask questions later, to threaten women and children with guns. there's no mention of conscientious objection here...?
Nigeria says troops destroy extremist camp, rescue 178 people (AP)
from the article: IDF: Nearly 28% of Israeli males avoided conscription in 2007