Thomas, USA

May 5, 2012

Born in 1948. Every year I remember how important 1948 is to Israel! I am a former military brat, I served in the Army during Vietnam era, 1968-1971. I have many, many friends that pray for Israel and its protection. Regardless of how the USA’s present administration is so idiotic, you just remember there are many, many citizens that support you.

 

Israel Today is one of the main sources I use for info on what is happening in the mideast and Israel, along with WND.COM, what news sources do you trust?

Do your fellow soldiers and friends realize how much they are loved by people in America? I hope so!

Have you seen the movie “The Defiant Ones” and of course “Raid at (or on) Entebbe” ???

Tom

Hi Thomas,

Thanks for checking out the site! It’s always refreshing to hear that there are Israel supporters out there. Sometimes I feel like its us against the whole world. Thanks for your support and understanding.

Personally, I’ve got a list of about five or six different Israeli news outlets which I regularly read. Just like in the States, many of them are biased to the left, right, or center so I read a little bit of each to get a fairly balanced story. Haaretz tends to be more liberal while Israel Hayom is more right wing. Outlets such as yNet, The Times of Israel, and the Jerusalem Post are more central. Seeing as many of the news outlets are fed by raw stories from Reuters and the Associated Press, they tend to be more or less in line with one another.

As a whole I think that most Israeli soldiers feel as if the world is against them no matter what they do or say. The soldiers are aware that there are a handful of organizations  (particularly in the US) which support IDF soldiers through public support, care packages, and donations/scholarships but I think there is ultimately a feeling of an uphill battle against the anti-Israel/IDF rhetoric and delegitimization campaigns. I personally know of the support as nearly half of my college tuition is being sponsored by Friends of the IDF which is comprised of American donors. I will remain eternally grateful for all they have done for me.

I have not seen the “Defiant Ones” but I will put it on my list of movies to watch. As for the Raid on Entebbe, I’ve see a documentary about it, I’m not sure if that is the same film you are referring to, but I found it very interesting nevertheless. I’ll let you know what I think of “The Defiant Ones” after I watch it.

Thanks for being in touch Thomas!

With Friendship,

Avi

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