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Aish Machal recruits non-Israelis for IDF

By SAM CROSS, JTA

Posted on Jun. 17, 2010 at 1:56 pm

From Jpost.com:

Not since the days before the War of Independence – when David Ben-Gurion and Menachem Begin scoured the globe seeking members of the Diaspora to fight in the War of Independence – has an organization proactively recruited non-Israelis to serve in the nation’s military.

Aish Machal decided to fill this void by establishing a full-enlistment army volunteer program for non-Israeli citizens.

This month, the first 20 participants began a six-week program of rigorous physical activity, ulpan, classes and excursions focused on Jewish history, Jewish identity and Zionism in order to prepare for IDF service.

Read the full article at jpost.com.

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