Sunday, April 9, 2017
Draft dodger Israeli style!
We dare you! We dare you!
"3,000 haredi draft dodgers to be honored at upcoming conference"
Thanks to the Sheldon Adelson Internet web site Israel Hayom!
"Conference will be first gathering of this size held by anti-draft Jerusalem Faction • 'It will be easy for the Military Police to come, but we know they won't do anything because the military has no real interest in these guys,'"
"Leaders of the anti-enlistment Jerusalem Faction are planning to hold a special conference next week, to honor some 3,000 ultra-Orthodox [haredi] draft dodgers, Israel Hayom learned Wednesday. The event is set to take place on Monday, at the International Convention Center in Jerusalem."
That perspective being that conscription as applied to the Israeli citizen is universal and mandatory.
EVERYONE GOES INTO THE MILITARY AND THAT IS THAT!
This is not so and has never been so!
* Israeli Arabs [about 25 %] of the population not subject to conscription!!
* Those RELIGIOUS STUDENTS of the extreme Jewish sects, ultra-Orthodox, haredi, also not subjected to conscription!
That percentage of ultra-Orthodox within Israeli society as a whole now rather significant and the number constantly increasing. MOST ALL ultra-Orthodox young men dodge the draft by a skewed interpretation of what constitutes a "religious student"? A broad interpretation of what constitutes a "religious student" abused with intent.
Persons their avoiding conscription into the Israeli military a major source of resentment among Israeli draft-age youth! "IF I HAVE TO GO, WHY DON'T THEY HAVE TO GO" IS THE ATTITUDE! AND WITH REASON.
The ultra-Orthodox rabbinical authority in Israel for the most part opposing universal conscription and actively encouraging draft-dodging! Able to muster thousands of persons in support of their position.
I WOULD BE REMISS NOT TO MENTION THAT SOME ULTRA-ORTHODOX YOUTH DO VOLUNTEER FOR MILITARY SERVICE, IN DEFIANCE OF THEIR ELDERS AND PEERS!