During their meeting, the parents of Goldin, Leah and Simha, requested that Haley assist in their efforts to return the body of their son as well as Sgt. Oron Shaul, who also died in Operation Protective Edge, for burial in Israel.
“Many soldiers have never been educated about the history and holiness of Jerusalem. When they experience the beauty, antiquity and modernity of the city with their own eyes, their connection to the land increases and they become better soldiers.”
For the first time in the history of the Israel Defense Force (IDF), on January 25, male and female combat soldiers stood side-by-side to take their oath of allegiance at the traditional Western Wall ceremony.
An official from Breaking the Silence (BtS), a left-wing NGO that publicizes the testimonies of former Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers in order to spread criticism of the Israeli military, was reportedly caught saying that he does not consider shooting IDF soldiers to be terrorism.