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Israeli Army Opposes Foreign Ministry's Selection of Bar Refaeli to Highlight Israeli Technology

Say she's a draft dodger and not a real Israeli

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As the beautiful face of a nation, supermodel Bar Refaeli has few rivals. So Israel's foreign ministry thought it was on to a winner this month when it picked the blond, blue-green-eyed, willowy, tall and curvy Refaeli to lead a public relations campaign highlighting Israel's world-beating technologies.

Instead, it sparked a bitter controversy about just who is a 'real' Israeli. The Israeli army attacked the proposal, saying that the 27-year-old Sports Illustrated cover girl was a draft dodger and a bad example to Israel's youth.

h/t Charles WT