I have to tell you, this story has all the ingredients for a delightful screwball comedy.
She’s young, she’s beautiful, she’s Jewish and she’s in the army. International supermodel Esti Ginzburg has joined the Israel Defense Forces while still juggling a career as a model and actress.
There aren’t many international supermodels who would choose to serve in the Israeli army—right smack bang in the middle of their careers, but Israeli model Esti Ginzburg isn’t about to let that stop her.
The 19-year-old from Tel Aviv, who has modeled for the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, and designer names like Tommy Hilfiger, Burberry, and Pull & Bear, is now serving a two-year military service for the Israel Defense Forces, while also juggling international modeling jobs.
Ginzburg’s job in the army is to talk to high-school students about their options in the service. It’s a far cry from the exotic photo shoots, glittering events, and designer clothes she’s used to, but Ginzburg doesn’t mind.
“If you live in this country and you grow up in this country then you have to serve and do the minimum,” she tells ISRAEL21c. “It’s the values I grew up on and I always knew I was going to go in, even though it’s hard.”
Last year, Ginzburg—who began modeling at the age of eight—made her acting debut in the film, Twelve, directed by Joel Schumacher, which will premier at the upcoming Sundance film festival.
Original story here.
H/T Air Force Officer.
And while we’re on the subject of the IDF—hey, this is not just some random cheesecake posting—here’s an excellent analysis comparing U.S. and Israeli Homeland Security, prepared by the USAF.
This report compares United States and Israeli homeland security practices. Its purpose is to determine whether there are lessons from Israeli experience that might enhance U.S. homeland security efforts. The research for this study included a literature review as well as field interviews with American and Israeli elites in Washington, D.C., and Israel during the summer of 2005. The principle investigator met with key Israeli homeland security and counterterrorism experts in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Ramla, and Hertzilya.
This report sets the stage for a comparison of United States and Israeli homeland security issues and policies by addressing the common and unique threats facing each state. It then looks at how each state has organized its governmental response to those threats, its policies for preventing terrorist attacks, and its response capabilities should an attack occur. In the final section it lists lessons from Israeli experience that might be considered by the United States, along with a discussion of the reasons the United States will likely be unable or unwilling to implement those lessons.
Full report here.