The young Israelis imprisoned for refusing to serve in the IDF
Refusenik redefined — Military service is mandatory in Israel, a rite of passage that to some comes with a sense of duty and pride. But conscription means complicity in an illegal occupation. From prisons sentences to strained relationships and the fear of vilification, for the young Israelis who refuse to serve in the IDF, a complicated and arduous journey awaits.
Written by: Rebecca Greig