Pre-military academies students
In recent years we have witnessed the growth of pre-military academies.
This wonderful phenomenon is the essence of modern Zionism: young adults of all backgrounds, from north and south, Left and Right, religious and non-religious, dedicate one year to repairing the society in which we live, by volunteering, learning about the other and expanding their comfort zone.
I am in awe of the motivation of these young adults to dedicate an additional year to their mandatory military or national service, in order to contribute to the place we all call home.
I wish all those involved, many more years of successful contribution. The entire Israeli society bears the fruits of the seeds you sow.
Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin