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IDF education officer slams troops’ ‘belittling’ T-shirts

Posted in Operation Cast Lead by beyondtheborder on March 31, 2009

However, Shermeister’s letter, titled “The boundaries of humor,” appears to indicate that the chief education officer disagrees. “Some would say the printing of the shirts is a local matter, done at the personal initiative and often at the private expense of the soldiers with the aim of bonding through humor,” he writes. “[However,] printing shirts for IDF soldiers, even if not initiated by the commander, is not a private action. It is an action carried out in the context of military service and should match the values of the IDF.”


For full article, visit http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1075348.html

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