IDF to draft 3000 haredim in August
Yoav Zitun
Published: 03.01.13, 19:45
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1. Very Sad Day!
Israel ,   Tel Aviv   (01.03.13)
First the zionist forget the jewish god, and then they start attacking the jewish god by sending his last remaining believers into an army of non believers. Trust in G-d and all is good!
2. Too much notice
Ian ,   Newcastle upon Tyne   (01.03.13)
I predict that the Jewish population of NY City will have increased by about 3,000 by August,2013. THREE CHEERS FOR ISRAEL!!!
3. #2 Wae'aye man...
David ,   U.K   (01.03.13)
that would be canny like...;-)
4. #1 you disgust me
Avi   (01.03.13)
Can't even tell if you're being sarcastic or serious. Claiming monopoly over Judaism, striping the vast majority of jews worldwide of their identity and concentrating it in the hands of a tiny extremist minority. Not only that but you abuse god and use him cynically as a shield to hide from your basic responsibilities towards your family, country and people. What do you call a man who refuses to defend his family and people and instead only takes, takes takes and insults those who feed him?
5. Yeah right they can't wait to be drafted ;) ,...
split ,   US   (01.03.13)
How about haredi woman, are they subject to draft like the rest of Israeli females in draft age ??? ,...
6. And about time too
avraham schryber ,   Givat zeev israel   (01.03.13)
So at long last our country has decided to treat all 18 year old men the same way ! Those boys that are unsuitable will not be drafted but the rest should and will be. As a member of the haredi commununity I am embarrassed and ashamed that there is not a "Service for all" No one should be exempt from some form of National Service !
7. 5 Split,that s not your problem !
ORA ,   JERUSALEM   (01.03.13)
8. #5
JH ,   Houston Texas   (01.03.13)
No they are not. The exemption for religious girls has been law since 1948. Glad to see you are so worried about it though. But don't you worry, the boys (except for the truly exceptional scholars) are going to get drafted and the girls will raise their very large families. Israel will get stronger, as it has gotten stronger and richer since 1948. 6 million Jews now and growing. Hungary for example has less than 10 million and is shrinking. Thanks to the Haredi, we will pass them soon. Imagine that.
9. #4
MR ,   NJ, USA   (01.03.13)
A "naval" is a word used for a degenerate. Look in 1 Samuel 25. There was a man in the Torah those like #1 claim to read whose name was Naval. He did exactly what you describe, to David, who was not yet king. And he was dead at the hands of heaven in about 10 days.
10. 8 - "we will pass them soon" ,...
split ,   US   (01.03.13)
Another Texan with loyalty syndrome. Wanna bet that they won't draft a 1/10 of what they promised to? ,... Israel got stronger and richer by schnorring and US/German handouts not because of her dwellers hard work. One more term of Bibi and Avi and you will end up alone and bankrupt surrounded by enemies,... How the Hungarians fit in this subject it's beyond me ,...
11. #10
sealiftvet67 ,   northern calif   (01.04.13)
Your ignorance of Israel's history would be alarming were you not a Texan. Israel's leadership in agriculture/hydrology, education, medicine/pharmacology, military/ aerospace, technology/IT, humanitarian projects to name a few, more Nobel prize winners per capita, envy of the world. Texas: bribing companies through incentives and low wage jobs in a state near the bottom in educational achievement, but with the Bush's you have led the world in misinformation to justify prolonged wars and failed attempts at regime change.
12. voluntary non-committal service
Ethan ,   Eilat   (01.04.13)
How much do these young husbands and fathers get paid for their "voluntary non-committal service". They found a new way to suck the public tit.
13. 'Status quo' then and now
Sherlock Holmes ,   London England   (01.04.13)
There have always been Haredi youth who should have enlisted but felt social pressure not to. Finally there may be a counter weight to that pressure. The status quo agreement between the Chazon Ish and Ben-Gurion allows for exemptions, but that shouldn't mean boys don't have a choice. Rav Shach, spokesman for the Lithuanian Yeshivahs, had a son who was a career IDF officer.
14. 11- Israel's leadership in agriculture/hydrology,...
split ,   US   (01.04.13)
Wow it sounds impressive but in fact it's a leaking hose, that's all - If I would ask you for some details of your list you would take a hike with a tail between your legs, but I won't so you can keep running your mouth and make an idiot of yourself ,... As for Nobel prize winners per capita or not, not one born/educated or for his/her work in Israel ,... In regard of education, according to Pearson's Global Index of Cognitive Skills and Educational Attainment, (that's a total score of PISA, TIMSS and PIRLS in Reading, Maths and Science) out of 39 tested countries Israel comes 29th, far behind Poland (14), US (17), Russia (20) ,...
15. indeed, Haredi girls!
pliszka ,   State College   (01.05.13)
They do not have to study Torah, they can hear female soldiers singing, and who knows, perhaps they would even follow orders? On the other hand, I have doubts about the military value of haredi young man who apparently require so much of special preparations.
16. Haredim should serve in mixed units
Chaim Ben Kahan ,   Efrat, Israel   (01.05.13)
Haredim need to become part of Israel and act Israeli for a change.
17. # 1 hmm, better recheck some of Israel's greatest heroes
Bad Assed Jew ,   United States   (01.05.13)
if I recall correctly, most of the great Jewish ancients were also fighters and, none of them were of the Haredim. Only G-d knows the heart. Judaism was changed by the time of the Roman conquest of Israel. Check your facts and think who are you to ultimately judge G-d and His Chosen? Shalom.
18. # 15 We Americans had the same thing here
bad Assed Jew ,   United States   (01.05.13)
it's called "Conscientious Objector ." There are many duties in the military that are not combative or, involving battle. Ever see the film, 'Sgt. York' ? If you haven't you should.
19. And about time too !
Haim ,   TA   (01.07.13)
Hopefully it will make real men of them, they quite obvioulsy have to much time on their hands, if they can find time to riot they can serve in the IDF. Draft the lot of them.
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