Israeli Court Accepts IDF Refusenik’s ‘Pacifist’ Defense

“A military tribunal accepted the heart of Yonatan Ben-Artzi’s argument that he is a pacifist Wednesday, even as it ruled that he is guilty of failing to follow his draft orders by acting on his beliefs. […] The 20-year old has been in custody for the last 18 months while fighting for the right to be called a pacifist, rather than relying on a psychological exemption from military service.”

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