16 Faces of Diversity in the Israeli Army

Sunday, March 09, 2014 |  Israel Today Staff

The Israeli army (IDF) continues to celebrate the remarkable diversity among its ranks. Though it is the army of the Jewish state, the IDF is open to all citizens, and members of minority groups regularly achieve high rank and accomplishment.

In a new post to the IDF Blog, the stories of 16 individual soldiers are presented. The soldiers come from numerous different backgrounds, and many are not Jewish. But, as the intro to the post concludes, they all have one thing in common:

“Cadet D. started out in life as a shepherd in a small African village. Monaliza comes from an Arab-Christian family in Haifa. Dina grew up in Egypt, and didn’t know she was Jewish until terrorists invaded her home. Their backgrounds couldn’t be more different. But these soldiers share one thing in common: they have all served in the IDF.”

Click Here to head on over to the official IDF Blog and take your time reading the touching stories. They represent a genuine and effective rebuttal of all those who would label Israel as an “apartheid state.”

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