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The Other Soldiers

Israel's 1,000-member Aliyah Battalion defends settlements with borrowed weapons -- and no pay.

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/community_briefs/article/the_other_soldiers_20030307_7538

"Do you remember me?" he asked. "I am Semion, the soldier with the camel. In Berlin, at the Brandenburg Gate, remember?" I sure did. During the war there were no trucks for his artillery unit, so several dozen camels were shipped in from Soviet Asia to pull the guns.

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