Friday, May 31, 2013

AbuKhalil (Angry Arab) Worries about discriminatory exemptions from military service in Israel

Now this is refreshing. Prof. AbuKhalil is worried about the future of the IDF. Not too long ago we saw him exhibit great concern for women's rights in Israel .

Today he seems worried about an uneven distribution of military service burden in Israel:

Justice in Israel

" Each year, a maximum of 1,800 exemptions will be granted to boys who are considered Torah prodigies out of the roughly 8,000 eligible annually for service.  Ultra-Orthodox girls will not be conscripted. They follow strict rules of modesty, and many marry in their late teens."

Let's see if I can understand AbuKhalil's direction here; it must be a concern, as he picked this particular piece of information to post on his justice-loving website. Does he recommend that 17 and 18 year old Jewish women in Israel be forbidden by law to get married so that they can be conscripted to the military? Does he object to the Israeli law that grants deferral of military service to outstanding students who wish to pursue academic studies before doing their military service at the age of 21?

Let me repeat what Hannah Arendt said about the likes of the professor:

As witnesses not of our intentions but of our conduct, we
can be true or false, and the hypocrite's crime is 
that he bears false witness against himself.


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