The first group of recruits
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For the first time since its War of Independence, Israel is recruiting non-Israelis, primarily
Americans, to serve as volunteers in the military under a new Aish
Machal program. This month, the first 20 young Jews began a six-week
boot camp that includes courses on Jewish history and identity. Its
notes that, "When you get a Jew to fight for the Jewish People, you
connect him to his People for life." Just to be clear: A Jew, whether
"fighting for the Jewish people" or not, will always be connected
to them; that doesn't mean he or she will blindly support oppressive
policies undertaken by the unholy leaders of those people.