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The American Girl in the Bunker

posted on July 2, 2012

At Tablet, Talia Lefkowitz writes about her experience as “a volunteer IDF [Israeli Defense Forces] soldier from New York City serving in an elite paratroopers unit” currently stationed along the Israeli border with Gaza and Sinai. Lefkowitz, the only woman “in a unit with 85 combat soldiers,” writes about coming under attack from rocket fire from Gaza, while reading about the same rocket attacks on her Facebook page. “I’m surprised, frankly, that the current attacks even made it onto Facebook,” Lefkowitz writes, “because outside of Israel, no one seems to think they’re newsworthy, much less an act of war. No big deal, right?”

Read at Tablet