Thursday, December 24, 2009

Teens Resist Conscription In Israel

About 200 pre-draft teens in Israel have penned an open letter to that nation's defense minister proclaiming that their duty to Torah comes before that to the military.

The religious teenagers believe in the duty to protect the state of Israel. But say in their letter that they object to using the army to engage in what they term "warfare against Jews" - a reference to the planned use of the IDF to enforce a moratorium against West Bank construction.

The letter to Defense Minister Ehud Barak was published in the Jerusalem Post.

1 comment:

Scott Kohlhaas said...

Congrats to these young people for their resistance!
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