Female soldiers in the Israeli army (illustrative). Michal Fattal

I Spent Months in the Israeli Army Doing Absolutely Nothing

Shir Reuven was drafted into the Intelligence Corps as part of an effort to bolster the force in the aftermath of the Second Lebanon War. The army told her to accept the fact that she is an organ in a larger body. She decided to be an appendix.

The Second Lebanon War began the day I flew to Turkey with a girlfriend on her pre-army trip. Until that day, it had been an operation to bring back two kidnapped soldiers, but now Ehud Olmert had declared...

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