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How a one-armed American soldier fought his way back into the Israeli army

Izzy Ezagui, center, and fellow reserve soldiers in 2014. (Courtesy of Izzy Ezagui)

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The hardest part was loading the assault rifle. That’s not because he was a newbie, unaccustomed to the workings of a Tavor rifle. Rather, 1st Sgt. Izzy Ezagui had lost an arm in combat. He’d overcome seemingly insurmountable bureaucratic hurdles and got a posting on a… Read more »