#ApartheidFail: “You know what a good feeling it is for me, to see that I make people feel safe when I walk around with my weapon in the train or bus station?” he says. “No one asks if I’m Arab or Jewish. They Just see a Golani soldier.”
By Etti Abramov
Clad in his IDF uniform, Private A. looks no different to his brothers in arms in the elite Golani Brigade. It’s been five months since he enlisted, and like everybody else, he’s busy with the rough training, chatting with his girlfriend before lights out and dealing with his anxious parents back home. Continue Reading »
Cpl. ‘N.’ has been threatened by her fellow villagers and even by male Arab soldiers, but she still dreams of a military career, starting in the Lions of the Jordan Valley infantry battalion, and for Arabs & Jews defending Israel together.
Bat-Chen Epstein Elias
When Cpl. N., who serves in the mixed-gender IDF infantry battalion Lions of the Jordan Valley, heads out on arrest operations in nearby Palestinian villages, she usually talks to the locals in Arabic.
N. is a 19-year-old pepper pot. She’s opinionated and knows what she wants to achieve. She is an observant Muslim who prays five times a day and during the Ramadan fast mostly takes night shifts. Continue Reading »