Military Service

Nathan Blanc refuses to serve. Photo: AP

Israeli objector launches own war against compulsory army service

It is a routine Nathan Blanc knows well. At 9am today, the 19-year-old is to report, as instructed in his draft papers, to a military base near Tel Aviv. There he will state his objection to serving in the Israeli army. Following his refusal to enlist, Blanc expects to be arrested and sentenced to between 10 and 20 days in jail.