Israel jails teenage conscientious objector – again

According to , writing in the Guardian, “Nathan Blanc has spent more than 100 days in prison over the past 19 weeks due to his refusal to enlist in Israeli army.”

That is one very brave and principled young man. I very much fear, though, that he doesn’t realise what he’s letting himself in for. Don’t expect the Israelis to play softball over this. Blanc’s refusal strikes at the heart of their internal propaganda and they will not want to establish a precedent.

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