Behold the lovely Israeli born Bar Rafaeli. The 25 year old is considered a supermodel (which is a polite way of saying “she has no talent other than to stand in front of a camera and look good) and according to Maxim Magazine, is the 6th hottest woman in the world.
Several years ago, it came out that Refaeli had gotten out of compulsory service in the Israeli military forces by faking a marriage to a family friend, and then later got divorced.
In other words, Refeali scammed the system in order not to serve to protect her homeland.
Because she’s “special.”
“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.”
Since the re-establishment of Israel, the Israelis have fought 7 conflicts with neighboring countries who all have one intent: to destroy Israel and its people. Only one of those conflicts, the 2006 Lebanon War took place after Refaeli’s birth.
Thousands of men and women died protecting the land and her parents without whom Refaeli would not exist.
She repays that sacrifice with a disdain of the military.
Her statement that she “really wanted to serve in the IDF,” doesn’t pass the smell test. No one was restricting her from serving. Her selfishness and her feeling that she is above it all was the only thing that prevented her from serving. It was a deliberate action on her part that resulted in her not serving. Period.
This is not to say that Refaeli does not believe in certain causes. She is against plastic bags, for example. She also believes that everyone should drive an electric car.
Gee, those are causes where she makes a personnel sacrifice, right?
Contrast her actions and beliefs with another model, one Esti Ginzburg who is a 21 year old Israeli born model. Ginzburg served in the Israeli military, honoring not only her commitment to her country but to those who have gone before her:
“In order to contribute and help, in order to be part of the State,” Ginzburg said, “enlisting is a duty, not a choice. There are a million of things I don’t feel like doing, but I do them because I have to. Military service is part of the things I believe in, the values I was raised on.”
The irony here is that Refaeli is appearing in a topless photoshoot for the May 2011 issue of GQ Italia. As you can see by the front cover, she is wearing a helmet and very little else. I guess to Refaeli, a helmet is a prop – nothing more and nothing less.
Refaeli’s actions and attitudes give great insight into a woman that while having great beauty, is a, frankly, dumber than a pile of rocks. Her belief that serving her country and protecting her fellow citizens demonstrates a lack of character and morals. And while my comments are a little harsh, remember that Refaeli wants you to join in the causes in which she believes. She wants to use her celebrity status to draw you into not using plastic bags. She wants to draw you into driving electric cars while she jets around the world and arrives at destinations in fuel guzzling limousines.
Newsflash to Refaeli: it is not about what you wear or don’t wear that makes you attractive. What makes a woman – any person – attractive is their actions, their morals, their intelligence and their beliefs.
Restating the obvious, “beauty is only skin deep, but dumb is ugly to the bone.”