In fact anyone can decide to do whatever they like but that has consequences. So folks can't just willy nilly decide that they don't want to serve because they disagree with the government of the day's policies. It doesn't work like that....that would be anarchy.Just as the Haredi think that it's their right to study torah all their lives and not do anything to defend Israel....that's the job for idiots like the rest of us , so too for these folks. Perhaps countries which don't face existential threats have the luxury to not serve in the army but Israel doesn't.So my suggestion to all these bleeding heart liberals....go do your duty like everyone else. And yes there is always the risk that you may die or get injured....like the rest of us.
UN to hold off on separate Afghan bombing probe for now (Reuters)
from the article: Why 58 young Israelis won't be joining the army