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What do they know about Israel’s situation: “Most American Jews don’t have children serving as soldiers, going to the Marines, going to Afghanistan or to Iraq”

REUTERS Israeli official under fire for comments on American Jews’ military service November 23, 2017 A top Israeli diplomat was rebuked by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday for suggesting that American Jews have a poor commitment to service in … Continue reading

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“The IDF has become more flexible in accommodating modern-Orthodox women, who increasingly are choosing to serve in the military out of a sense of duty to defend Israel”

WASHINGTON POST Why a growing number of religious women want to serve in the Israeli military by Ruth Eglash November 10, 2017 …All Israelis are drafted into the military at age 18, with a few exceptions. Israeli Arabs, both male … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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“I parted from my wife and the community and most of my family left me”

ARUTZ SHEVA Satmar Rebbe’s great-grandson becomes IDF officer by Tzvi Lev October 26, 2017 … Chaim Meisels, the great-grandson of one of two Satmar Rebbes who lay claim to the hasidic dynasty, was drafted into the IDF in 2014 after … Continue reading

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“Life in the IDF as a haredi soldier offers a different slate of trials and tribulations than the average recruit encounters”

JERUSALEM POST Haredim in the IDF get the small-screen treatment by Amy Spiro October 18, 2017 A group of angry ultra-Orthodox Jews surrounds a bus, yelling and throwing eggs on it. Aboard the bus? Haredi men who are signing up … Continue reading

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“For the first time in Israel’s history, the United States Army has opened a permanent base on Israeli soil, flying the Stars and Stripes inside an IDF base” [VIDEO]

JERUSALEM POST IDF, US Army celebrate inauguration of first American base in Israel by Anna Ahronheim September 18, 2017 …“Due to the close cooperation between us and the American forces in the field of air defense, as well as the … Continue reading

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Israel on transgender: “Assignment to different units is based on soldiers’ abilities and IDF needs, regardless of gender identification or sexual orientation”

CNN Israeli transgender soldier finds solace in service by Ian Lee August 5, 2017 Two years ago, Micha Yehudi hit rock bottom. The 25-year-old Israeli soldier was working 18-hour days and couldn’t sleep at night. Instead he watched videos of … Continue reading

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