From Refuzniks


Naomi, 20, student: “I didn’t do my military service because I’m against the occupation and against the militarization of Israeli society. It's not just the Palestinians who suffer from the militarization of our society. We have one of the biggest armies in the world even though we're a very small country. The money that's spent on defence is not invested elsewhere, in education for example. It was a problem when I wanted to look for job. I was going to work in a bookshop, but when the employers saw that I hadn’t done military service, they changed their minds.” Tel Aviv 2009.