30 May '16..
It’s very difficult for non-Israelis to fully understand the role of the army in Israeli society. Given the security threats that Israel has faced throughout its history and continues to face, the centrality of the IDF to the lives of Israelis is understandable.
The New York Times attempts explain recent developments in Israel that have created perceived gaps between the military and the political echelons. Here’s one of the accompanying photos:
What exactly is the message of the photo? Well that depends on whether you are familiar with Israeli culture, which most New York Times readers are not.
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