Handcuffed Ultra Orthodox Jewish men and children participate in protest against attempts to draft members of the cloistered community into the Israeli military, in an ultra Orthodox neighborhood in Jerusalem, Israel, Monday, July 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

Conscientious Objectors: Refusnik Movement Grows In Israel

(MintPress) – Moriel Rothman, an Israeli-American, was given a 10-day mandatory sentence for refusing to serve in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) last week. Despite demonstrating his beliefs as a conscientious objector, Rothman was jailed for his moral outlook in a country that requires all able bodied citizens to serve a term in the armed forces. […]

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