During times of war it is very easy to dehumanize those we perceive to to be the ‘other’ and to forget we are human beings ourselves. The humanity in this IDF soldier resonates off of him as he chants ‘no more war, no more bloodshed’ and turns his nagmash (Hebrew for armoured personnel carrier) into a drum for peace.
Although this was filmed in 2011, it still captures a spirit that I know is very strong today in the Israel Defense Forces, and it is this spirit that is the key to a peaceful future.
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I know many soldiers in the IDF who pray for peace and do not want war. Sometimes it’s hard to see that through all the reports of the bombs and the body counts.
My friend who Yonatan A. who served in the infantry of the Kfir brigade and is now in the reserves told me: “The pain and suffering of the people in Gaza is heart-wrenching, it hurts. It’s every soldiers dream to wake up one day and be sent home because there is peace but until then we gotta do everything to protect our families, but not in a barbaric way, obviously. I hope for a time where both peoples realize how similar and closely related we really are, that just working together we can reach unbelievable places.” Continue reading “10 Photos of the Peaceful Warriors of the Israel Defense Forces”