Former Mossad chief lends support to Camp Sucker protests

By JPOST.COM STAFF
April 23, 2012 20:49

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Former Mossad chief Meir Dagan visited Camp Sucker ("Frier") in Jerusalem on Monday to lend support to protesters demanding that the IDF broaden its base of inductees by drafting more within minority communities, Army Radio reported.

The Camp Sucker movement is led primarily by the Forum for Military Service Equality (Forum La’shivyon Ba’netel.) The group has led many protests around the country in protest of what they view as discrimination against those who serve in the IDF.

Dagan stated that "the uneven distribution of the societal burden is unsustainable and harms the fabric of Israeli society." He added that "we can not accept the current situation in which there is a different set of rules depending on a person's section of Israeli society."

Dagan called on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to keep his promise to legislate new laws that would mandate service in the IDF for all Israeli citizens.

Read the full story here

Related Content

Breaking news
August 21, 2018
Report: Russia denies Microsoft allegations it targeted U.S. think tanks

By REUTERS