From Refuzniks


Kobi, 38, researcher in mathematics: “When I was 12 years old I decided I would not do military service. I didn’t feel compelled to serve a country which I didn’t feel part of. The first time I was called up I said I was gay, depressed and unbalanced. Today I regret having taken the easiest route and not having simply declared that I refused to serve in the army. The atmosphere in Israel is more and more stifling, it's becoming more and more dangerous to protest in Tel Aviv against the occupation of the territories.” Haifa, 2014.