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    • 23.08.06 | 15:31 (IDT)

    "...and that deals a severe blow to the IDF's ladder of moral values." This is an aspect of the downward spiral of mutual degradation in the occupied territories that has not been sufficiently examined. When an 18-year-old is sent to kick in doors and bully old people, women and children for three years, what kind of behavior and attitudes can you expect from him/her when he/she emerges into the rest of the world at age 21? How many generations of these are now throwing their weight around in our society and abroad? What effect does this have on the Israeli way of life? "It must prepare to face real enemies, not enemies of our own creation." That, and nothing else, is what citizens deserve from a national army.

    from the article: Save the IDF
    First published 00:00 23.08.06 | Last updated 00:00 23.08.06
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