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Conscripted Realities: Military and Society in Israel

By Erella Grassiani The military is everywhere in Israel. We can see it not only through the young uniformed people strolling through the city streets of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, but if we look very carefully we can also find it in the way it influences the education of young children or in  the ways the media portrays the political situation. An example of the first is the way these children are made familiar with the military by making drawings and preparing presents for the soldiers ‘at the front’.

The Terror of the ‘War against terror’

Photo by Waseem Akbar

By Mohammad Amer It looked like a scene from a Hollywood detective film. While driving in his car in a busy street of Lahore, an American took out his weapon and fired at two young men riding on a motorbike. The attacker stopped and emerged from his car. Then, using an even bigger automatic weapon, killed his antagonists, who were already injured and had fallen to the ground. The murdered Pakistanis were carrying weapons but they did not get a chance to pick these up and use them. In the meantime, elsewhere in Lahore, a black car with ‘tinted windows’ rushed to rescue the attacker. Hurrying on the wrong side of the road it crushed a passersby. However, before it could reach the attacker, the latter was arrested by the police.