A majority of young Israelis are granted service exemptions for ethnic or religious reasons, and mental health exemptions are notoriously easy to obtain. Being a conscientious objector is a far more difficult and demanding path.
Understanding law and justice in the world’s most disputed territories
Can anything change the status quo in the territorial dispute between Israelis and Palestinians?
Why J Street’s push to revoke tax exemptions for groups supporting Jewish communities in the West Bank is unconstitutional
The danger for Israel isn’t becoming the Europe of 1933. It’s becoming the Europe of 2014.
It’s as factually baseless and morally repugnant as it sounds
Reigniting criticism of the country’s equation of the Holocaust and Soviet occupation
Did Shelly Yachimovich, by avoiding matters of national security, kill Israel’s Labor Party?
In Sweden, a respected magazine is reviving the canard that the IDF plundered the organs of Palestinians
I have a lot in common with the conscientious objector. So, why can’t I stomach his decision to avoid IDF service?
On the anniversary of Rabin’s murder, the left-wing leadership can’t organize a unified rally to commemorate it
I’ve taught my children to love Israel. This summer, I tried to start a more complicated conversation.
A new school in Ariel is funded by the state, even though it doesn’t fall under Israeli jurisdiction
In the wake of the Israeli Supreme Court’s decision that Migron, a settlement north of Jerusalem, must be demolished, residents ponder their next step
The Crisis of Zionism, his book arguing that the Israeli occupation alienates young American Jews, is sloppy with facts and emotionally contrived
An IDF spokesperson’s dismissal of a tragedy is the ultimate #moralfail
An IDF vet with ‘a great sense of discomfort about my own personal behavior’ when he patrolled the Occupied Territories now leads a group called Breaking the Silence dedicated to exposing the messy work of occupation
The Settlers offers a gloomy view of how continued occupation of the West Bank will affect Israel and Zionism