The life of an eighteen-year-old girl in Israel is interrupted when she is plucked out of her environment at an age when educational, and family values are at their highest importance. She is then placed in a rigorous institution, where individuality becomes a secondary matter, making room for nationalism. “I solemnly swear to devote all of my strength and to sacrifice my life to protect the land and the liberty of Israel,” repeats the newly recruited soldier during her swearing-in ceremony. She enters the two-year period in which she will change from teenager to a woman, all under a militaristic environment, and in the confines of an army that is engaged in daily war and conflict. Hats off for these respected people who are dedicated to their country.
One of my colleague was from Israel and she used to say it was compulsory for each every boy and girl to serve the nation and it was a good experience for her in Israel Army. Although the army service was tough but it made her to manage herself n any odd situation and defend from unwanted people.