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Bikini-clad, gun-toting Israeli woman becomes an Internet sensation (Beach blanket BANG!)
NYDN ^ | Friday the 13th, July 2012 | Victoria Cavaliere

Posted on 07/13/2012 9:26:26 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

Bikini-clad, gun-toting Israeli woman becomes an Internet sensation

A photo of a gun-wielding, bikini-clad woman standing on a crowded Tel Aviv beach has become an Internet sensation, with thousands of viewers curious about whether the brunette beauty is part of Israel's military and why she wasn't in uniform with her weapon in tow.

Bikini clad Israeli with M-16 in Tel Aviv

The newspaper Haaretz notes that 'To an Israeli, the photo makes perfectly practical sense. When soldiers take their weapon off military premises, they must guard it closely and keep it on their person, at all times. Having one's weapon stolen is harshly punished with time in military prison a given.'

A photo of a gun-wielding, bikini-clad woman standing on a crowded Tel Aviv beach has become an Internet sensation, with thousands of viewers curious about whether the brunette beauty is part of Israel's military and why she wasn't in uniform with her weapon in tow.

The young woman, dressed only in a black-and-white string bikini, was captured chatting with a friend, rifle (with its magazine removed) slung casually behind her back. Though there's no uniform to identify her, the woman appears to be part of the Israel Defense Forces. Two years of IDF service is mandatory for most Israeli women at age 18. Men serve three years.

The photo was viewed 650,000 times in one day and was posted on sites including Facebook, Reddit and Gizmodo under titles like "Only in Israel," and "Badass Chicks in Israel Don't Go To the Beach Without Their Assault Rifles." It garnered a series of lascivious comments from male admirers but almost as many questions about the IDF's weapons policy for off-duty soldiers.

Israel's Haaretz newspaper, which picked up on the viral photo, wrote that "To an Israeli, the photo makes perfectly practical sense. When soldiers take their weapon off military premises, they must guard it closely and keep it on their person, at all times. Having one's weapon stolen is harshly punished with time in military prison a given. "

Haaretz also concludes that Israelis are "used to seeing guns in all kinds of places - propped up next to the guy sitting next to us in a coffeeshop, or in a university classroom, and of course, slung over the shoulders of women soldiers." That apparently also includes the shoulder of a woman ready for an afternoon at the beach.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Israel; Miscellaneous; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alreadyposted; ar15; assaultweapon; babes; banglist; bikini; girlswithguns; idf; israeldefenseforces; m16; m4; machineguns; searchisyourfriend; telaviv
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To: rlmorel

thanks.....


51 posted on 07/14/2012 11:06:40 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: DogByte6RER

I volunteer to look for the magazine as a gesture of international cooperation and goodwill.


52 posted on 07/14/2012 11:44:00 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Fun for women ages 21 through 35)
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To: NFHale

Ah yes, gun toting women..., there is still hope. ;^)


53 posted on 07/14/2012 1:15:43 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: dervish

Unfortunately, no. Some day.


54 posted on 07/14/2012 4:25:25 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: FunkyZero

All I’m saying is, Americans would not tolerate the level of terrorisms that Israel puts up with. However we have our own problems to a lesser degree with run-of-the-mill crime in major cities, illegals and and indifferent government.


55 posted on 07/14/2012 4:40:29 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: South40

Uhhhhh.... a modified burka Bevis?


56 posted on 07/14/2012 5:22:05 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: BobL

http://www.military.com/video/forces/tribute/more-israeli-girls-of-the-idf/665125481001/


57 posted on 07/14/2012 5:37:37 PM PDT by antisocial (Texas SCV - Deo Vindice)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Iran needs to be taken out.We all know who will get the job. When the going gets tough....THanks for the ping Tex.


58 posted on 07/14/2012 5:39:44 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: antisocial

good video


59 posted on 07/14/2012 5:43:32 PM PDT by samtheman (The Trillion Dollar ObamaCareTax definitely is a tax; just ask the US Supreme Court.)
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To: y'all

G.Gordon Liddy used to produce his famous “Stacked and Packed Calendar”.

Scantily clad babes with strategically placed firearms.


60 posted on 07/14/2012 5:53:55 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume

If you’d like to be on or off, please FR mail me.

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61 posted on 07/15/2012 6:43:37 AM PDT by SJackson (The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement)
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To: NFHale

Sexy, indeedy...


62 posted on 07/15/2012 4:28:31 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Glove don't fit.)
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To: Sivad

She’ll whack the jihad critter with the first round..


63 posted on 07/15/2012 9:19:42 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: DoughtyOne

There was a photo some years ago I remember seeing of a pregnant Israeli woman, standing on a small hill overlooking a daycare center for children, out in one of the kibbutzim.

She had an Uzi slung over her shoulder.

Sort of brings home the point that the world is NOT a safe place, and there IS no such place as a “gun-free zone”.


64 posted on 07/16/2012 5:10:19 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead
Moving to Israel, anyone???

I think I'm too old to immigrate to Israel, but it does have a lot going for it!

If I send you my M6, will you model it for us? :-D

65 posted on 07/16/2012 7:27:52 AM PDT by GingisK
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To: NFHale; GOPsterinMA

I smell a tv series, Baywatch: Tel Aviv


66 posted on 07/18/2012 4:08:27 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy; GOPsterinMA

“..I smell a tv series, Baywatch: Tel Aviv...”

More like “Oyvey Watch”


67 posted on 07/18/2012 9:08:07 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Bump


68 posted on 06/22/2013 1:27:30 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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