Israeli COs follow their consciences behind bars
By Marcy Newman
There is an important, yet overlooked, organized movement in Israel of soldiers who refuse to serve in a military that is not defending the nation, but rather occupying another group of people aspiring to become a nation. These men and women call themselves refusniks. Several refusnik organizations work to educate high school students coming of age who receive draft papers as well as informing the larger Israeli populace about their activities.
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