IDF brigade refuses to let soldier read poetry on the radio so as not to ruin 'fighter's image'
Israel's army, once known for holding poetry writing contests, today seems less keen on promoting the art within its ranks; soldier en route to read his poems on Army Radio ordered to refrain from participating.
Real men don’t write poetry. That seems to be the attitude of the Nahal Brigade commanders who recently refused to let a soldier from a Nahal battalion read some of his poems on Army Radio on grounds it would “ruin the image of the combat soldier.”
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