Pages

6 comments

Jump to bottom
1 Destro  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:06:11am

As Americans our concern is about Netanyahu’s neocon war mongering over Iran. Israel is not a state or entity of the US where we need concern ourselves about their military draft problems.

2 RadicalModerate  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:22:02am

A small amount of disagreement on this statement:

The Haredim are not an enemy that has to be crushed, they are a community that has to be integrated into society.

Yes, they should be integrated into society, however that means that the rule of law applies to them as equally as it does to all other residents. The habit of the Israeli government simply “looking the other way” when acts of property destruction and violence are committed by Haredi should not be tolerated.

3 Red Falcons of America  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:38:20am

I don’t support the extension of the draft to the ultra-Orthodox.

I support the abolition of the draft all together, and I support all draft dodgers and refusniks. In my mind, to be considered a liberal country, you cannot, by threat of imprisonment, force someone to kill or be killed against there will. It’s time to call the draft what it is: a blood tax.

Of course, compulsory military service for yeshiva students is never going to happen. The official patronage that allows vast numbers of young men to do nothing but study Torah serves a critically important purpose in maintaining a state that privileges Jewish people over non-Jewish peoples.

4 Aligarr  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 10:12:14am

I find Haaretz to be alot OT in their writing . NO ONE is looking to ” crush the haredi ” . The whole issue is extremely complicated for ANY side or party in this issue .
Keep in mind there is already in operation aharedi battalion, the Netzah Yehuda battalion . And they have proved a suucessfull entity , however they are not conscripts . They will never draft Torah Prodigies , that much is settled , but Yeshiva dropouts are being considered , and they can then be integrated into society in useful jobs after discharge . But hanging above it all is the issues of Sects and Women . This would create battalions according to sect . Others have suggested a draft but for national service , other than military , thus making haredi part of the whole thing called Israel .No one will crush the Haredi , Netanyahu knows it , as do most other parties. As for Iran ? who can deny that it is an existential threat ?

5 Red Falcons of America  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 6:26:46pm

re: #4 Aligarr

I deny that Iran is an existential threat.

6 Flavia  Sat, Jan 26, 2013 10:59:13pm

“Haaretz’s headline is unnecessarily sensational.”

Oh, are you British? I didn’t realize, but the understatement rather gives it away!

(snicker, giggle, guffaw)


This page has been archived.
Comments are closed.

^ back to top ^

TwitterFacebook

Turn off all ads for a full year by subscribing!
Take advantage of our yearly subscription, and save 50% off the normal subscription price! One-year ad-free subscriptions are just $59.95. Turn off all ads for a full year by subscribing now and save!
Read more...

► LGF Headlines

  • Loading...

► Tweeted Articles

  • Loading...

► Tweeted Pages

  • Loading...

► Top 10 Comments

  • Loading...

► Bottom Comments

  • Loading...

► Recent Comments

  • Loading...

► Tools/Info

► Tag Cloud

► Contact

You must have Javascript enabled to use the contact form.
Your email:

Subject:

Message:


Messages may be published unless you request otherwise.
Tech Note:
Using the Contact Form
LGF Pages

This button leads to the main index of LGF Pages, our user-submitted articles. You can post your own LGF Pages simply by registering a free account with us.

Create a Page

This is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.

Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.

Last updated: 2015-04-18 5:26 pm PDT

LGF User's Guide
Recent Pages
Great White Snark
Elizabeth Warren Rouses California Democrats: ‘America Is Ready to Stand With Us’
I emboldened (bolded ?) that last line as it most agrees with why I have a hard time settling for a candidate I don't like because they appear less harmful than the other. For some this is really a primary ...

1 hour, 2 minutes ago
Views: 56 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 0
jhncsy
How America’s First Female Detective Helped Foil An Assassination Plot
If reading The Bourne Identity and watching Burn Notice has taught me anything, it's that spies need to blend in. Kate Warne was a master at this: The novelty of a female detective in those days meant Warne was able ...

20 hours ago
Views: 276 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 9 • Rating: 3
Charles Johnson
The Tea Party’s Most Hated Presidential Hopeful? Hint: Not Hillary Clinton
The tea party hates South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, and the feeling is mutual. It attacked the Republican lawmaker mercilessly during his Senate reelection campaign in 2014, but Graham held his seat with 55 percent of the vote. "Kicking ...

22 hours, 1 minute ago
Views: 466 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 70 • Rating: 5
Thanos
Advanced LIGO Facility Hits Milestone in Hunt for Gravitational Waves
After seven years of upgrades, the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatories were dedicated on Tuesday at the LIGO Hanford facility near Richland, Washington. The facilities are located amid the tumbleweeds of southeastern Washington and the pines of southeastern ...

1 day, 13 hours ago
Views: 302 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 12 • Rating: 1
FemNaziBitch
Lawmakers Back Broader Access to Contraceptives for Women in the Military
WASHINGTON -- Both houses of Congress are moving to guarantee greater access to contraceptives for women in the military, actions that lawmakers say are prompted in part by concern about unplanned pregnancies in the armed forces. The annual defense ...

2 days ago
Views: 269 • Comments: 1
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 2
CriticalDragon1177
The Independent - New health minister opposed to abortion urged to reconsider stance
The United States isn't the only western nation where some people want to restrict access to abortion. It sounds like certain British politicians would want to limit when, where, and how a women can get one, assuming they wouldn't like ...

6 days, 20 hours ago
Views: 586 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 6 • Rating: 2
Cheechako
Wood Bison Adjusting to New Life in the Alaska Wilderness
Megan EdgeAlaska Dispatch NewsMay 12, 2015 Nearly a hundred wood bison roaming free in the area of the Lower Innoko and Yukon rivers are adjusting after being released into the wild last month, according to the Alaska Department of Fish ...

1 week, 2 days ago
Views: 532 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 2 • Rating: 6
Uraniabce
Omar Khadr walks free on bail after 13 years in custody
After 13 years of incarceration, after torture and abuse, after being abandoned by his own government, Omar Khadr is finally freed. "Mr. Khadr you're free to go," Alberta judge says in denying Ottawa its emergency motion. Ottawa condemns the release ...

2 weeks ago
Views: 968 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 32 • Rating: 2
 Frank says:

Mr Zappa, I am astounded at the courtesy and soft voiced nature of the comments of my friend, the Senator from Tennessee. I can only say that I find your statement to be boorish, incredibly and insensitively insulting to the people who were here previously, that you could manage to give the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States a bad name, if I felt you had the slightest understanding of it, which I do not. -- - Senator Slade Gorton