The Daily Telegraph reports that one out of four Israeli draft-age males dodges conscription. Of the conscription class of 2006, only 75 percent of eligible males responded to the call to the colors.
Although Israel is an ally and a friendly state, Americans have no oar directly in the water on that problem. Still, this is disheartening to see, particularly for a country in as threatened a position as Israel is. That is not the spirit that made that country powerful.