MembersRecruits From 36 Countries

It never becomes less awe-inspiring to see immigrants from all over the world meld into a single fighting force in the Israeli army.

By Michael Selutin |
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Photo: Photo Amir Levy / Flash90

And this phenomenon was again on display recently when 500 newcomers from 36 different countries joined the IDF. In early November, the group completed its three-month basic training, in which it was joined by Druze and Christian recruits from Israel.

In addition to the standard physical and weapons training, the immigrant and minority soldiers also received intensive Hebrew and history lessons. An army spokesperson noted the importance of not only preparing the soldiers for combat,...

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