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Sunday, April 3, 2016

This Student Decided to Join the IDF When Anti-Zionists Showed Up on Campus


The following post comes from Humans of Jerusalem:
“If you would have told me two years ago that I’d be serving in the Israeli army today, I wouldn’t have believed you. I was studying finance in Rutgers university, and my connection to Israel was non-existent. My family is Jewish, of course, but other than that, all I knew about Israel was that it was a country somewhere in the Middle East.
“You might find this ironic, but it’s thanks to the BDS that I’m a soldier in the IDF. They showed up one day on my campus, called themselves “Students For Justice in Palestine”, or something of the sort. They would lie on the ground and pretend to shoot each other and yell things in a language I didn’t understand. All I could pick up from their shenanigans was that Zionism is evil, so I Googled it.
“Turns out, I’m a Zionist! My parents came from Latvia, and I never really felt like I had roots in the USA. I decided to join the Birthright program and visit Israel. I’m not quite sure how to explain it, but I knew I was staying. When the day of our return flight arrived, I refused to go. They told me that if I stay, I’d have to draft. “Exactly”, I said.
“My parents made me come back anyway, but I wasn’t giving up that quickly. I returned home to continue my third year, then decided not to show up for finals, ultimately dropping out to make Aliya to Israel. To be honest, I’ve lived in the US all my life, but in the year that I’ve been here, I’ve felt more of a sense of belonging that I ever felt back home”.

8 comments:

Echter yid said...

Not a bad decision,,kull hakavud, and send my best wishes and regards to my cousin, .C.H. miezels,,

Sam Kay said...

We are proud of you ...
What a resounding answer to BDS ...
What a positive reaction ...
Yirbu K'Mocha B'Yisrael ...
To be emulated ...

Anonymous said...

KOL HAKAVOD,and may God bless you with all his blessings

Echter yid said...

We need now the person who is calling himself,( anonymous ) and we are waiting for his ,bashings,cursings,and name callings ,if he wouldn't like any of our comments, We should be getting used to it already ,that there is a nasty person who is calling himself (anonymous) and he is steady bashing cursing and bad mouthing anyone and every one, who doesn't go in his footsteps, or who doesn't comment like he wants, So let's be prepared for anonymous bashings, cursings, calling innocent people with the cursing ,yemach shemo,

Miriam377 said...

Nicely done!!! Hatzlachah!!

Anonymous said...

ECHTER SCHMUCK
And what are you up to with the name your calling yourself? Isn't the name you're using anonymous,let's be real YOU'RE FAR FROM BEING AN ECHTER YID, and what are you constantly up to, bashing cursing and bad mouthing each and everyone who doesn't go in your footsteps, so just shut up and go back to the bar your usual comfortable hiding spot

Anonymous said...

What an idiot, what will he say and how will he feel when the idf will decide in the middle of the night to pick him up and put under arrest like they did last night with two so-called frum soldiers? Reason for arrest? No reason given like the Nazis never gave reasons BOTH THE ZIONISTS AND NAZISM ARE MADE FROM THE SAME DOW

Echter yid said...

I am really really shocked, that this blog, ( dus iz nies ) just let's this kapo, this ,shmutzer, this nothing,this garbage ,with the name (anonymous) to curse everyone who doesn't comment like he wants,,using slogans like ,yemach shemo,(it must be that he always heard this from his parents at home),, just degrading everyone but anyone who he doesn't like,, he would even use the lowest of the lowest words like the ,,f,,words, it looks like he came from a horror house,where cursing and using the,,f,,word was a normal thing,,so I decided never ever to answer him again, I would let him to ,curse me, degrade me, (( nothing can be done with such a lowlife who got a rotten chinuch all his entire life)) learned to bring down a ,HERO, who saved thousands and thousands of children from being MOLESTED AND RAPED,,till today,,so I don't blame such a person who came from such a rotten ,chinuch, so good luck for such a sick person, and I will stop from now on ,to respond back against you, ( ulechull bnie yisroel loi yechratz kelev leshono)