if the peacenicks have a right to refuse so do the haredi - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • zionist forever
    • 17.03.14 | 12:34 (IST)

    If the leftists have a right to refuse to serve because it conflicts with their peace nick beliefs then so do the haredi because their belief is they should be in yeshiva learning Torah so they can serve God rather than being in the IDF. They are both refusing because of their own beliefs all thats different is the beliefs they are refusing to serve over. If the law says you go into the army you go into the army, when we elect governments we are giving these people a mandate to make laws on issues like national service, if the government says that EVERYBOODY must serve then everybody must serve regardless of their personal beliefs. How do you explain to the parent of a soldier who died in battle that their child is dead but their neighbours child is alive because he was watching the war on tv because he refused to serve because of an ideology?

    from the article: Why 58 young Israelis won't be joining the army
    First published 16:50 13.03.14 | Last updated 15:50 13.03.14
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