Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Military Service

In Israel there is ongoing controversy over the exemptions for military service for the Ultra Orthodox community (some 10% of Israel's population) and a few days ago there was a mass rally from this community against having their children conscripted at aged 18- like any other Israeli Jewish citizens- into the Israeli Defence Forces. I had gotten a wonderfully crafted written up on this, but somehow I lost it. So as I just don't have the time to write it back up, I'd simply say that there shouldn't be one rule for one and one for another; the law of the land is the law of the land after all. Israel could be snuffed out at any time, if and when the will is there for the increasingly Islamized (as opposed to secular nationalist) Arab governments topple, wobble and discover that whipping up hate and nationalism, via  the guise of religious devotion, is far easier way of maintaining control, than actually dealing with problems. Therefore Israel needs ALL of her strength and might to continue.

If Israel falls so will the Ultra Orthodox. Do you want to live in a Jewish state or go back to the pogroms, the ghettos, the Inquisitions  of Europe and the religious taxes & restrictions  of the Islamic Caliphate in the Middle East (this is assuming you'll be allowed to exist at all in a Palestine state ruled by Hamas).  I also find that those of us who are NOT in Israel, those of us who tirelessly defend Israel to our Non-Jewish friends, who defend Israel against a tide of Jew hate from both Islamists and the trendy left, are left increasingly distraught about the logic if you are not prepared to defend your country, how or why are we going to obtain allies to help Israel and the Jewish nation (for allies is exactly what we need to survive).

I would also add, on a personal note, that I KNOW what it is like to have to served in armed forces. I may not have served with the IDF-although their prestige is known worldwide- but with an army of a  gentile nation, called Great Britain,  in which I was never forbidden to study or read Torah, or told to not be a Jew, but did my part for Queen and Country; I saw comrades, I saw death, I saw duty to defend a country. 

There is clearly a choice here. Which is it? Discuss.


  1. Bro, so right. We live together. We die together. We survive or not as a nation, not like this.

    1. Sam, well said in your usually blunt and direct way!

  2. How many hot cuties does Israel have? Wow! Forget the Pals, at least the Jews are hot!

  3. Cracking totty, absolute hot AND I MEAN hot totty. And they can shoot you too! God I want to date an Israeli bird!


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