Discussion in 'The Guru's Pub' started by Chillin, Aug 18, 2007.
Congrats buddy, and as we say here "Ad Matay?" (Until When?).
And for two last less serious photos:
Thats one crazy bug!
Good to see those pictures, congrats on the beret
I too am I foreigner looking to enlist in the IDF. When I first stumbled on this thread from google I had tons of questions to ask but after reading it most of my questions were answered, I really appreciate it for taking the time to help out people looking to enlist.
I just have a couple questions, How easy was it to learn Hebrew? How long did it take until your hebrew was at a comfortable level? Did you enlist through Mahal 2000?
I believe it's best we continue a conversation like this through email. Check your PM (Private Message) box for my email and send me all the questions you would like answered, I will do my best to return the answers to you as fast as possible.
As a former member of the IDF, I want to say that I'm shocked at the enormous disclosure of sensitive information and photographs on this thread.
Rafi, the administrator of Mahal (www.mahal2000.com), wrote in regards to your blog: "In May, for the first time, the IDF began putting soldiers in jail for posting photographs on the internet that seem very cool but are simply violations of security. Posting units, bases, weapons is 100% illegal. Yes, it is done very frequently, but it will be interesting to see if the blogger "wins the lottery" and is next to go. Personally, I think the young man talks too much about the IDF, it's structure, training and weapons. But that is my older more conservative opinion. "
Good luck to you. I would recommend you delete every post on this thread.
I also saw this on BBC today:
Israelis 'rehearse Iran attack'
I know this is probably just media hype, but I was wondering if this sort of "rehearsal" takes place a lot, or if infantry forces do this type of rehearsal too? I'm not sure if you can share this type of information, I just thought it wouldn't hurt to ask .
And for some final good news, I got my camera working again. So hopefully I will get some good pictures during my time in Hebron.
Hey Brute Force,
I'm enjoying following your exploits in the IDF. Interesting you guys use spare US desert pattern camo in training. I was wondering why the IDF sticks with olive drab fatigues. Is it more out of tradition or is Israel mostly a "green" country? Perhaps the IDF sticks to OD to distinguish itself from likely enemy uniforms? I've never been there and was just wondering. Good luck and congrats on the beret.