New Profile

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New Profile (פרופיל חדש) is a movement for transforming Israeli society into a "civilian" one ("חברה אזרחית" – a term recently coined by parts of the Israeli left wing to highlight their view of the present society as "recruited" or "militarized"). It is a voluntary organization that acts against the compulsory law of military enlistment and supports people who refuse to enlist in the Israel Defense Forces. New Profile is a feminist organization and most of its activists are women.

Major goals of New Profile[edit]

Legal proceedings and criminal investigation[edit]

In September 2008, Israeli Attorney General, Menachem Mazuz, ordered the police to open a criminal investigation against New Profile because of allegations of "incitement to draft dodging" and helping people secure exemptions fraudulently.[1]

On April 26, 2009, 8 New Profile activists were detained and the organization's computers were confiscated. [2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Mazuz to police: Probe group accused of encouraging draft dodgers"
  2. ^ Dimi Reider (April 30, 2009). "Israel's budding autocracy: The arrest of members of a pacifist NGO is symptomatic of a country that is becoming militarised at an alarming pace". The Guardian.

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