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As Israeli as It Gets

Today, Israel mourns a young IDF soldier, killed in a stabbing yesterday. And we've also learned that three soldiers and a police officer were wounded in an attack today. Yet young people who stand for Israel still gladly and bravely serve the nation and its people. Writing at Israel Hayom, a veteran of an elite Israeli combat unit writes a letter to his brother, who this week is making aliyah and enlisting in the IDF:

In the end, what will change most is you. When you enlist you will be fulfilling your dream, as well as the dream Jews have had for two thousand years to come home to the land of Israel. Our grandmother survived the Holocaust and dreamed of building a country where Jews would be safe and able to defend themselves, and you are now accepting the responsibility of protecting that country.

So during all those moments when you feel lost or confused, and you are trying to remember what went through your mind when you decided to come to Israel and join the IDF in the first place; or at the 47th kilometer of the Beret March, when your body hurts and you just want the whole thing to be over, don’t think about how much further you have to go. You have already made it. You are home.

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