ONLY 8% OFELIGIBLE AMERICAN MEN SERVED - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • * BEN JABO
    • 07.11.07 | 03:42 (IST)

    served in the Military--Many others were protesting violently in the streets--Here's some facts:DEFERMENTS AND EXEMPTIONS The vast majority of Americans who were eligible by age but did not serve in the armed forces were exempted by reason of physical, mental, psychiatric, or moral failure; or they were given status deferments because they were college students, fathers, clergy, teachers, engineers or conscientious objectors. Others, later in the war, were simply ineligible because of high lottery number. Many others joined the reserves or National Guard, which were not mobilized in any appreciable numbers during the war. A relatively small number refused to register for the draft at all. Some went to Canada or Sweden, but few of those who evaded the draft were actually prosecuted and most were eventually pardoned by President Jimmy Carter in 1977. "

    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
Haaretz Headlines
Netanyahu and IDF chief Eisenkot touring Israel's eastern border, February 9, 2015.

Netanyahu: We'll surround Israel with fences 'to defend ourselves against wild beasts'

The government is preparing a multi-year plan to surround Israel with security barriers, prime minister says.' In the area that we live in, we must defend ourselves.'

Benjamin Netanyahu and Recep Tayyip Erdogan on poster in Turkey after flottila incident

Netanyahu's confidant meets Erdogan, Davutoglu in Ankara

Netanyahu confidant Malcolm Hoenlein meets with Erdogan and Davutoglu in Ankara, as prime minister says both countries will have to make compromises.

In this Dec. 17, 2014 file photo, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Rubio: U.S.-Israel ties would be 'reset' if I'm elected president

Republican candidate says Obama harmed relationship deliberately in order to improve U.S. standing in Muslim world. 'It's been a disaster,' he says.

Canadian flag

Canadian Jews begin warming up to Israeli expats

Leaving Israel used to be considered a disgrace, but today the growing expat community in Toronto is getting a warmer welcome by the city's Jews.