Israeli Conscientious Objector Headed to Prison For the Eighth Time

Refuses to enlist in the IDF


On Tuesday morning, 19-year old conscientious objector Natan Blanc will likely enter a military jail cell for the eighth time in about four months. Blanc refused to enlist in the Israel Defense Forces when he was first called up on November 19 of last year.

He arrived at the induction center and declared his refusal to serve. He was immediately jailed for 10 days by an IDF disciplinary court, and since then has repeatedly refused to be inducted and has had his imprisonment repeatedly extended.