To Serve or Not to Serve?

An intense and loud debate (in Hebrew) precipitated by a group of Israeli youngsters who have penned a letter refusing to serve in the IDF in protest to the occupation of Palestinian territories. The youth are represented by a (brave) young man who despite (initially) stating his case in a calm and articulate manner is verbally accosted by (most of) the program’s hosts in a way that would make Jerry Springer blush. As in many debates regarding Israel/Palestine, there is a negative correlation between volume and logic. It’s easy to celebrate the virtues of democracy, diversity and free speech when your core values/beliefs are not being challenged, it is quite another story, as this clip demonstrates, when they are.

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