About Moriel Rothman

My name is Moriel Rothman. I am an American-Israeli writer and poet, based in Jerusalem and situated squarely on the Left, especially here. Recently added to my byline is “Refusnik,” as I have decided to refuse mandatory service in the IDF. I also like be a ‘nik. A beatnik, a refusenik, a sputnik. This blob is dedicated to sharing my Completely Objective and Undisputably True reflections, writings, analyses and poems about politics, activism, justice, love, and life in Israel-Palestine and in the world. And other various topics.

I’m an American Living in Israel and I’m going to Jail Rather Than Join the Israeli Defense Forces

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Moriel Rothman is refusing to serve in the IDF an act of protest against what he sees as an unjust and evil system. Here is his story.