Our Soldiers Speak, StandWithUs and CAMERA expose American students to Israeli soldiers “to put a human face on the Jewish state while countering misconceptions and anti-Israel activists”

TIMES OF ISRAEL
‘Rock stars’ of the IDF: Israeli soldiers go on tour to educate the masses
by Cathryn J. Prince
November 12, 2017

The questions come fast and furious for Israel Defense Force reservists Keren and Haitham, who goes by the nickname Tom. “How do you show your support for Israel on campus?” “How does training and combat affect you?” “Do you have to live in Israel to show your love for it?”  About 40 students sit inside the book lined beit midrash, or study hall, of Hebrew High School of New England (HHNE). They have more questions than time allows. Still the pair does their best to answer each one clearly, concisely and completely. This is the second to last stop on a nearly three-week long Israeli Soldiers Tour, or IST, through New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Connecticut. READ MORE

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