Israeli Female Soldiers Gone Wild on Facebook

A photo of IDF soldiers in thongs circulating the web this week is harmless compared to some of the offensive images posted by soldiers in the past. But, we should remember Israeli kids who hit 18 enter the most restrictive period of their lives.

Here’s a dirty little secret of Israeli parenting - as difficult and frightening and stressful as the prospect of delivering our teenage children to the army at the age of 17 or 18 is - it is also, in one sense, a relief.