When I visited Israel, I was particularly impressed with the energy and vitality of the young men and women serving in the IDF. I noted that this univeral service seemed to instill a sense of ownership and responsibility for the State of Israel in these young men missing in the US. If avoidance of IDF service becomes widespread, the effects will not be limited to military personnel. IDF service is the glue of Israel. Also, everyone in Israel is defending Israel, some just do not know it, some are not prepared, and some hope not to partcipate.But the terrorists are trying to kill them just the same.
Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade: Stabber is Yishai Shlissel, the 2005 parade attacker (Haaretz)
from the article: IDF: Nearly 28% of Israeli males avoided conscription in 2007
Netanyahu is encouraged by the fact that some of his critics are starting to cast doubt on the deal, and even to echo his arguments against it.17:39 30.07.15 | 6 comments