I am amazed that was allowed. He had done israeli military service as well to keep his israeli citizenship?
No. He was born in the U.S. but reared on a kibbutz with his grandparents until he was 14 years old. The family had been in the U.S. for over a century but, from what he said, were supporters of Zionism. Greatgrandparents had moved to Israel shortly after 1948 to help found a kibbutz. Hence family members moved back and forth from the U.S. to Israel. Bar Mitzvah was in Los Angeles.
He could be pleasant but was borderline obnoxious, and one of the most emotional men I’ve ever known.