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Saturday, March 10, 2007

Guarding Israel

Serial Number 3817131 is an amazing and sobering and thought-provoking and beautiful photo gallery of the women of the Israeli Army by Rachel Papo:

The life of an eighteen-year-old girl in Israel is interrupted when she is plucked out of her environment at an age when sexual, educational, and family values are at their highest exploration point. She is then placed in a rigorous institution, where individuality becomes a secondary matter, making room for nationalism....

I looked at all the photos. Wow! I didn't want it to end. They all look so fragile and smart and pretty. And well-armed.

Via Respublica.

Posted by Marie at March 10, 2007 12:31 AM


I looked at every one, too. Amazing. So young.

Posted by: Rob Author Profile Page at March 11, 2007 9:38 AM