Jewish Journal


July 9, 2010

IDF Israelis Dancing


The best part about knowing Israelis is that, despite all the drama they have to deal with, they keep a great sense of humor in life.  One of my fellow Taglit-Birthright Israel trip-mates forwarded this to our group, and I just wanted to repost.  Read the article. Think what you wish. But know that Israel is the best place in the world to feel free, in my opinion.

The article can be found in it’s original post here, and I’ve posted the first paragraphs below:


Dancing soldiers to star in educational video
Commander of ‘dancing’ brigade summons two officers involved in controversial video, tasks them with making educational video against similar incident in future
Hanan Greenberg
Published: 07.07.10, 23:17 / Israel News

The dance that rocked the net will get a sequel. Colonel Amir Abulafia, commander of the Benjamin Brigade, summoned on Wednesday two of the soldiers who participated in the IDF dance video, which was uploaded onto YouTube and became an instant hit worldwide.

Abulafia told the two squad commanders that they did not act appropriately by participating in the video while donning their uniform, armor and weapon – but because their behavior did not display any moral flaws, he decided to give them an educational assignment.

The two will star in an educational IDF video that will attempt to prevent similar incidents in the future…

Read entire article here

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