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    • zionist forever
    • 23.05.13 | 18:42 (IDT)

    Everybody on both the right and left have been desperate to get the hared drafted but they don't want to go partly because they want to be leading a Torah lifestyle and going in the army disrupts that. There are also some haredi sects who believe the Jews have no right to a state of their own until the messiah comes so they don't recognise Israel and being forced to fight in the army of a state whose right top exist they do not recognise isn;t that being a consiencious objector as they dpn't want to sign up because of their belief? The left condemn the haredi for not serving but they praise the people who are secular objectors. An army doesn't function when its soldiers pick and choose missions and you can't have national service if you allow people to refuse to serve because of their political beliefs. Theses so called conscientious objectors are criminals that simple and criminals belong in jail not in Tel Aviv coffee shops.

    from the article: Israel should embrace IDF refusenik Natan Blanc like it did Gilad Shalit
    First published 06:47 23.05.13 | Last updated 06:47 23.05.13
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