(PHOTO Danielle Yaor is an active member of Shministim, an organization of young Israelis who refuse compulsory service in the Israeli military. In their 2014 open letter to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, they cite the dehumanization of Palestinians living under occupation as one of their reasons. They also contend that Israeli society is negatively impacted by pervasive militarism that fosters violence and discrimination. In addition to Shministim, Danielle participates with other human rights organizations and is active in weekly popular protests against the separation wall.)
(October 27, 2014) Israeli Teen Chooses "Honorable Life" Over Joining Military
Danielle Yaor is among 150 Israelis who refuse to serve in the Israeli army due to the occupation of Palestinian land.
Danielle Yaor is 19, Israeli, and refusing to take part in the Israeli military. She is one of 150 who have committed themselves, thus far, to this position:
"We, citizens of the state of Israel, are designated for army service.