This is coolbert:
Also from the Sheldon Adelson Internet web site Israel Hayom:
"IDF sends warning texts in new sanctions plan against deserters"
"IDF launches new plan to fight desertion phenomenon • Deserters to be stopped from renewing driver's licenses or obtaining ID cards or passports, as well as denied housing benefits and scholarships • Plan approved by cabinet, pending legislative process."
"Sanctions against deserters will include losing housing benefits and scholarships"
"Thousand of military service deserters have received text messages from the Israel Defense Forces in recent days urging them to settle their status as soon as possible."
A deserter within the American military context a soldier having been gone for thirty days or more and without the intention of returning. A soldier gone for more than twenty-four hours but less than thirty days absent without leave [AWOL].
Desertion within the Israeli context not defined in this article. Deserters might also include reservists who refuse a call to active duty?
Behavior of this sort on the part of an Israeli citizen was at one time unheard of. NO LONGER it seems. That Israeli population as you might expect after a period of nearly seventy years not consisting of the same idealistic and altruistic type of individual as you might have found present in 1948.
Desertion too during a time of war as associated with a movement to combat or in-the-face-of-the-enemy normally a crime punishable by DEATH! Denying you scholarships or a renewal of your drivers license hardly seeming a fit punishment.