Rabbi Elyakim Levanon of Yeshivat Elon Moreh tells hesder students to evade army service:
For the first time in Israel's history, a Yeshiva rabbi is explicitly calling on students to evade army draft in a bid to avoid taking part in the evacuation of settlements, Israel's leading newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth reported Sunday.
"If you think the IDF will force you to evict Jews from their homes or to go against your faith – don't join the army," Rabbi Elyakim Levanon, the head of the Elon Moreh yeshiva, told students, some of whom are already serving in the army, others will soon be enlisted.
Who is Rabbi Levanon?
At the time of the pullout, Rabbi Levanon's students led the trend of insubordination in the army, and most reported they made the decision following consultations with their yeshiva head. However, Levanon himself insisted he had never instructed his students how to act, saying he left the decision in their hands, hoping they would come to the right choice.
Let's hope Israel comes to the "right choice"– this man is paid by the state. That must stop immediately, as must all state funds to any institution that preaches desertion, insubordination and sedition.