February 11, 2009, - 3:04 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Bar Refaeli, the latest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover model, is being touted all over the place because she’s an Israeli.
But the important fact about her is not that she’s Israeli, but that she’s an Israeli draft-dodger and snob. Oh, and she’s a phony.
As readers know, I’ve written about Ms. Refaeli, who is Leonardo DiCrapio’s girlfriend (and it’s been rumored he got her the SI cover), and here are the important details:
[J]ust like Ted Nugent, she dodged the draft–and said something just a tad different, a year ago, about serving in the Israeli Army when she was asked about it by Israel’s Yediot Achronot.
In Israel, everyone is required to either serve in the military or do national service. She didn’t, and she bragged about it, saying that was for the “little people.”
In her interview, the Israeli model said she was not against army service, even though she never enlisted, having married an acquaintance to evade the draft. The couple was soon divorced.
“I really wanted to serve in the IDF, but I don’t regret not enlisting, because it paid off big time,” she said. “That’s just the way it is, celebrities have other needs. I hope my case has influenced the army.”
“Israel or Uganda [DS: where she was modeling while fellow Israelis were risking their lives in the Army], what difference does it make? It makes no difference to me. Why is it good to die for our country? What, isn’t it better to live in New York? Why should 18-year-old kids have to die? It’s dumb that people have to die so that I can live in Israel,” Refaeli added.
Yup, Israeli soldiers were blown to bits and/or tortured and cut up to bits by Hezbollah, HAMAS, and assorted other Muslims so that Bar Refaeli could have a modeling career?
She does have a point that it’s dumb that people have to die so that she can live in Israel. No-one should die for this selfish, ugly bitch hidden behind a hot body and a nice outer visage.
The problem here is that Israel no longer takes its mandatory two-year military service requirement seriously enough. . . when it comes to celebrities. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s son was a draft-dodger. Didn’t hurt him much.
But for the little people–the common, working-class Israelis, many of whom come from Arabic countries and Ethiopia and many of whom are religious Jews and the vilified “settlers,” who are the ones who actually serve in the Israeli Army–if you don’t do your service, you get arrested when you return to Israel. And without a certificate noting you did your service and were honorably discharged, it’s nearly impossible to get hired for a job.
If Israel had any guts and any will to survive, it will arrest and jail people like Bar Refaeli. But, instead–just as we honor American draft dodger celebrities, like Pat Buchanan and Ted Nugent–Israel honors this selfish, draft-dodging supermodel snob.
Israelis shouldn’t be feeling an ounce of pride over this woman. Bar Refaeli is an Israeli embarrassment.
I have just one thing to say to Ms. Refaeli, in her native tongue: Lech Le’Azazel (Go. To. Hell.)