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Two IDF soldiers to tour San Diego schools Oct. 6

September 24, 2010 Leave a comment

SAN DIEGO (Press Release)–Two Israel Defense Forces soldiers, Orit and Jonathan whose last names have been withheld for security reasons, will visit San Diego on Wednesday, Oct. 6, during a speaking tour of the Western United States. Scheduled are presentations at Torrey Pines High School at noon, UCSD at 5 p.m., and at  SDSU at 7:30-9pm.  Room number are pending.
Orit and Jonathan will recount their personal experiences of serving in the IDF, discussing such topics as checkpoints, suicidebombers, fighting against Hamas in Gaza in 2009, Hezbollah in Lebanon in 2006 and “facing an enemy that hides behind civilians while the Israeli army does its best to minimize casualties,” according to StandWithUs, the Israel advocacy group sponsoring their appearances.  The soldiers also will discuss their backgrounds, life in Israel and answer questions.   Read more…