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Sunday, June 17 • 4:15pm - 5:15pm
The people's army — for which people?

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It was 3am and I was at the airport, on my way to lead a group of Jewish teens in Poland, when I was stopped and asked about my Tzav Rishon… first turtle? This story of accidental conscription into the IDF will be the baseline for an exploration of the concept of Tzva Am (‘the people’s army’) and its manifestation in Israeli society. Hear about Mitch's journey: how a young leftie with a deep political, social and moral stance against militaries became a confused, critical and proud soldier.

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Mitch Burnie

Mitch has spent the past seven years educating youth from Habonim Dror in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the UK and Israel. After living in Israel in a socialist commune, serving in the IDF, and working for HaNo'ar HaOved VeHalomed (Federation of Working & Studying Youth... Read More →

Sunday June 17, 2018 4:15pm - 5:15pm AEST