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The Challenges Of Defending The IDF To The International Press Corps

BY REBECCA MELLER

IDF Spokesman, Lt. Colonel Peter Lerner posing with the Write On For Israel 2017 students. Courtesy of Julian Biller

IDF Spokesman, Lt. Colonel Peter Lerner posing with the Write On For Israel 2017 students. Courtesy of Julian Biller

Right off the plane early Monday morning, the students of Write on for Israel literally hit the ground running. After a hike exploring the roots of the Jewish people and a tour of the Rabin institute, the students had the honor and privilege of hearing from Lt. Colonel Peter Lerner, head spokesman for the IDF. Lerner is tasked with speaking to the three primary audiences for the IDF: The Israeli people worried about their children and siblings, an international community which is eager to hear about the actions and concerns of the IDF, and the Arab world best critical of the actions of the army.

Read the full article at The NY Jewish Week here.