Pro-Israelis from all over the world viciously smear people of conscience all the time. Most Israelis and pro-Israelis feel that being conscientious is a direct affront to their way of life and feel a profound hatred towards all people of conscience in the world... It is no surprise that they are making an example out of him because they see him as a traitor.
Russia: U.S. plan to provide air cover for Syrian rebels undermines Damascus fight on ISIS (Reuters)
from the article: Israel should embrace IDF refusenik Natan Blanc like it did Gilad Shalit