Israeli Hebrew-language newspaper Israel Hayom published on Wednesday a full-page, close-up image of the Israel Defense Forces’ uniform shirt — featuring a yellow star with the word “Jude” pinned to the pocket.
Judah Ari Gross, the military correspondent for the Times of Israel, tweeted out the image, which was captioned: “Know where you come from and where you’re going. Real Israelis don’t draft-dodge.”
This was published as a full-page today in Israel Hayom, captioned: “Know where you come from and where you’re going. Real Israelis don’t draft-dodge.”
Here I thought we wear the uniforms so we don’t have to wear the stars. pic.twitter.com/NcNNpL29AF— Judah Ari Gross (@JudahAriGross) May 8, 2019
“This is an absolutely terrible symbolism in so many ways,” one Twitter user wrote. Another, though, was in favor.
“The #Nazi forced reminded us who we and where we come from. Unfortunately new generations need to be reminded even today as we (because) we prosper,” he wrote. “Let us own and ware with pride what the #Nazi saw as humiliation.”