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Leo’s Love on Dodging Draft: ‘Celebrities Have Other Needs’

By Daniel Treiman

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Israeli model and Leonardo DiCaprio girlfriend Bar Refaeli thinks Israel’s not worth all the trouble. She spoke with the Israeli newspaper Yediot Aharanot about skipping army duty and moving to L.A.:

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, 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.

Good thing she wasn’t at the Seventh Zionist Congress.



Comments
Brad Rappaport Tue. Oct 2, 2007

<p>Oddly, her comments about celebrities having other needs echo, of all people's, Dick Cheney's, as he claimed to have had "other priorities" that kept him from serving his country during the Vietnam War. I never understood how vain his were until I heard her make hers... here.</p>

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