A former IDF soldier explains how different her service in the army was compared to the way IDF soldiers are portrayed in the media, using her experience in a terror attack as an example.

Nira Workman is studying at a university in the United Kingdom, where academic discussions about the State of Israel, the IDF and border crossings are a frequent topic. Unlike her fellow students, though, these are issues that were once part of her daily life.

Not only is it a lie to say that IDF soldiers “target” Palestinians, she explains, discussing her personal experience in the face of a terror attack, but she discusses the IDF mission to defend the people of Israel from attack coupled with the desire for dialogue towards peace.

Listen to this true portrayal of the IDF from a former soldier.