Man-to-Man With American in Israel Who is Protesting Mandatory National Service

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  1. What? I thought you could conscientiously object in israel

    • Apparently not in terms of the mandatory service; perhaps CO only applies to refusal to participate in a specific mission?

  2. Richard Aubrey says:

    I missed the part where he says he’s grateful to the IDF that he’s not doing his radical left thing in a Syrian interrogation suite.
    Still, he could volunteer for the task of radical lefting Assad & Co. They need it more than the Israelis.

  3. Richard Aubrey says:

    Oh, yeah. A good many people, frequently radical left, like to reproach the Allies for not doing more to prevent or end the Holocaust. Seems strange–presuming moral consistency is your thing–to reproach the IDF for being somewhat more attentive. Seeing that, for the Allies,it hadn’t happened and couldn’t be imagined, while the IDF has, you know, like, evidence and stuff.


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