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The IDF and Civilians:  A Personal Account

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/opinion/article/the_idf_and_civilians_a_personal_account_20060728

It was July 12, 1984, my first day on the Ketziot basic training base, my new "home" as an IDF soldier in the Givati Infantry Brigade. One by one, we were issued what was then the standard IDF infantry weapon, the Israeli-made Galil rifle.

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