American Jews' One-way Ticket to the Front Line

Young Americans who served in the IDF but live in the States are arriving in Israel to join their combat units.

The phone calls and emails have been coming in all week. “I don’t tell them whether they should come, or not,” says Tziki Aud, looking up at the arrivals information board at Ben-Gurion International Airport Monday evening to figure out which flight is coming in when. “But I let them know that if they do show up – I am here.”