For the love of Israel - US recruits pledge their military service to Israel in a show of love and commitment; young Bahraini shot dead in the back for protesting; and Lebanon serves as an example of how to do war and peace well.
‘I love the Jewish people’ is refrain in NYT homage to American Jews joining Israeli army
Committed Jews who serve in Israel, and not in America.
Did any of these people consider enlisting in the U.S. army? the Times doesn't ask.
Of 22-year-old Josh Warhit, an American Jew who is the focus of the piece, Marsha Cohen tells me: "If he were a Muslim and going anywhere else in the world, he'd be labeled a brainwashed jihadi."
Today, as other nations in the region, among them Syria, face similar problems to those that plagued Lebanon during its 15-year civil war, the country is again being pointed to as the example to follow.