- Apr 11, 2012
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I will probably at one point adress this subject more, but in the short version of it, I must say It's painful to me to hear people talk about the IDF that way.For someone who's never been to the Israel and uses Palestinian news medias to get her news, Sherri sure knows a lot about the IDF. Her favorite book in Mein KampfOhhh Sherri, if you knew half a thing.
When your so far out there, its so easy to make assumtions and to judge.
Not because I myself served and not because my parents obviously did, but because unlike most Israelis, who get to know the system of the IDF when they reach maturity, I myself got exposed the the army and soldiers when was a very small toddler.
My mother was very ill, and so was my grandmother. My father was at her side all the time, and since all in close family they were military, I was sended to a post where soldiers are dealing with the ill and invalid security forces workers and combat-soldiers. I did not see my parents at all for nearly 2 and a half years, and was raised by IDF soldier for all these months.
Each one of the soldiers had a soul of gold. They were all dedicated to medicine and treating the ill and injured, and never harmed anyone. Being raised by soldiers, and later becoming one myself, I think I know the system well enough, and the people well enough, to reject any kind of stereotypes against them. This is simply not how the IDF is like. And it's personally painful to hear and see people talking like this, when they simply have no CLUE of how noble this soldiers can be.