Students respond to extreme-left draft-dodgers

High schoolers respond to draft dodgers with letter praising IDF service. 'Our lives depend of the IDF. Draft-dodging is hypocrisy.'

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

The students
The students
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A group of 40 12th graders from the Technological Center in Nehalim responded to the letter sent by 63 extreme-left high school students to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, Education Minister Naftali Bennett and IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot declaring their refusal to enlist in the IDF.

The students from the Technological Center sent their own letter to to Prime Minister Netanyahu, Defense Minister Liberman, Education Minister Bennett and Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot in which they expressed full support for recruitment to the IDF.

"Since the establishment of the state, life has been based entirely on the army's activity, and we rely on people who sacrifice a great deal so that we can live in Israel safely," the students wrote.

The high school students added, "As students in a vocational school that allows us to choose other alternatives that sometimes seem more comfortable and better for us personally, most of us decided to enlist in the army and even elite units in which we use the extensive professional knowledge we acquired during our high school years."

"Evasion of the army is not done because of great ideals, but because of a narrow world view.In our view, this evasion of the obligation to the state, while on the other hand continuing to live there, constitutes hypocrisy and unwillingness to participate in contributing to the state.

"We invite the refuseniks to our school in order to hear their position and hope to change this distorted decision that may affect our lives in particular and Israeli society in general."