Approaching Conflicts
Contexts, Perspectives, and Values in Israel Education

Educational Resources

A Warrior’s Moral Dilemma by David Wood, appeared in the Huffington Post. David Wood is the senior military correspondent for The Huffington Post. His series on severely wounded veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting.
This article by Asa Kasher appeared in the Jewish Review of Books in the Fall 2014 issue. Asa Kasher is Laura Schwarz-Kipp Professor Emeritus of Professional Ethics and Philosophy of Practice at Tel Aviv University. He led the writing of the first IDF code of ethics and many additional documents examining ethical issues. He won the Israel Prize in 2000 for his contributions to philosophy. His recent books include Military Ethics, Judaism and Idolatry, and A Small Book on the Meaning of Life (all in Hebrew).
This blog post, written by Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi, appeared in The Times of Israel on Nov. 24, 2012.
The IDF's Code of Ethics is available from the IDF's website. A longer version is part of the appendix of The Spirit of the IDF. IDF Mission To defend the existence, territorial integrity and sovereignty of the state of Israel. To protect the inhabitants of Israel and to combat all forms of terrorism which threaten the daily life. Ethics The IDF Spirit
This article focuses on one American woman who decided to become an Israeli soldier.
This editorial, written by a former lone soldier, talks about his personal ups and downs during this service.
This post from The Times of Israel deals with the topic of lone soldiers and includes interesting quotes on the effect they have on Israelis and the benefits they receive from the state.
This article from 2012 describes the reality of Jews from around the world coming to serve in the Israeli army.
The website of the Lone Soldier Center provides links that describe the role of lone soldiers as well as some of the special rights they receive.
NPR’s Morning Edition reports on wounded Syrians being treated in Israel.