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Media: Jews have relatives in Israel, are denied the right to serve in the U.S. army

American Jewish Committee (AJC) called on the U.S. military leadership to change the rules under which American Jews with relatives in Israel, are denied the right to serve in the army.

This issue was discussed in the press last week, when Dr. Gershon Pincus of, a dentist from Brooklyn, refused to take on work in the hospital of the Navy in Saratoga springs, new York — despite great recommendations. The reason for the denial was the presence of his mother, brothers and sisters in Israel.

The story of Dr. Pincus has published last Wednesday the newspaper the Daily News.

According to the information contained in this article, Pincus for 35 years ran a successful dental clinic in new York, and then expressed the desire to benefit the country in another field and work for the U.S. army. He petitioned the appropriate authority, indicating that it was in Israel only three times in the last ten years.

The article says that during the tenure of Barack Obama, 58 who wish to do military service were denied because of their ties with Israel. 62% of them appealed the decision in court and lost the lawsuit. The authors of the article noted that France was only one such incident, in the UK they were not at all.




Media: Jews have relatives in Israel, are denied the right to serve in the U.S. army 20.12.2015

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