This Summer’s Blockbuster Hit: The IDF Assassins

Viral clip is meant to tempt young Israelis to be snipers. But an army that brags like that about its assassins is a sick army, just like the society that accepts this and is even impressed by it.

The Israel Defense Forces is proud to present: assassinations − the film version. “The Snipers,” a propaganda clip produced by a snipers’ unit about four years ago and now available on the Internet − about a quarter of a million people have already seen it on YouTube − is the big hit of the summer, the blockbuster of the ground forces’ “department of developing, training and...