A new pro-Israel ad has sparked controversy, not for its subject matter but for the fact that Bar Rafaeli, the nation's hottest export, takes part in it.
The Israeli supermodel's latest public relations campaign sponsored her native country's Foreign Ministry did not sit well with the Israel Defense Forces.
The reason? Refaeli's evasion of the compulsory military draft, which has become a standard coming-of-age experience for 18-year-old Israelis.
Israel's Channel 2 News first reported the contents of a letter sent by spokesman Big. Gen. Yoav Mordechai to the Foreign Ministry Director.