WHEN I WAS A SOLDIER : A MEMOIR
New York : Bloomsbury, 2005.
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family moved from France to Israel when she was 13-years-old. It
was difficult for her at first since she didn't know the language or the
customs. But she believed in the country and soon found herself with
a group of great friends and doing well in school. She knows that
when she finishes school, she will become a soldier for two years.
Every young person in Israel must spend two years in service. She
and her friends believe that it will be a great time for them. They
look forward to the glamor of being a soldier and the privileges that go
with it. But it is not exactly what Valerie expects. She must
leave behind her friends and her freedom and enter a world that she doesn't
know. Tapped to enter the secret service, Valerie begins to
see beyond her childhood beliefs. And she begins to question Israel's
treatment of the Palestinians.
Zenatti, Valerie, 1970-
Women soldiers -- Biography.
Jews -- Israel -- Biography.
Israel -- Armed Forces -- Biography.
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