Israel and the Dissidents in Its Army

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While Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon enjoys warm support from President Bush, Sharon's actions in the West Bank and Gaza have become increasingly controversial within Israel. The Intifada still rages, and a growing number of soldiers are refusing to serve in the occupied territories, claiming that Israeli policy is doing more harm than good. In a nation where the role of the Army is crucial, can a dissident group hope to influence Israel's policies toward the Palestinians? As Sharon lobbies Washington to further isolate Yasser Arafat, we hear the soldiers' grievances, get the Army's response, and learn what growing dissent in Israel's Army could mean for policy in the West Bank and Gaza.
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Israel Defense Forces

US Institute of Peace

Yesh Gvul

International Olympic Committee

Los Angeles Times



Warren Olney