Arabs in the IDF
Yoseph Haddad is also another Arab living in Israel.
Haddad volunteered to serve in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and reached the rank of Commander in his country’s air force.
Fighting in the Second Lebanon War, he lost his foot which the Israeli doctors later successfully reattached — see ’Middle East 101’ podcast interview below.
The Israeli armed forces is so efficient because its officers are picked from the best and brightest citizens, says retired IDF Brigadier General Amir Avivi.