I spent almost a year living in Israel during 1976-77. Even back then it attracted a certain type of person who was looking for a war to fight. I met a number of young men who came there to join the IDF. Some were American Vietnam vets, who perhaps had trouble reassimilating into society after coming home to the U.S. Others were from South African or Rhodesia and veterans of the civil war in Rhodesia in the 60’s-70’s. I had only a vague idea of politics back then, but I found it pretty disturbing.