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Canuck
07-18-2012, 03:00 PM
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.
By Victoria Cavaliere / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Friday, July 13, 2012, 3:06 PM

http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/7029/israeligirlm16.jpg

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.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/bikini-clad-gun-toting-israeli-woman-internet-sensation-article-1.1113980#ixzz210dPHsFj

JustBen
07-18-2012, 03:11 PM
I'd take a rifle to the beach if I could too.

Canuck
07-18-2012, 03:14 PM
I'd take a rifle to the beach if I could too.

True, but there's just so much more to do with a pretty lady at the beach if I had to choose. :)

Drache
07-18-2012, 03:26 PM
This made the news? How is this anything new? The pictures below have been floating around the net for years :p

http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/4981/israel3vk9.jpg

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/6510/israeliwomensb2.jpg

http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/6032/israeliwomen2za7.jpg

Canuck
07-18-2012, 04:35 PM
This made the news? How is this anything new? The pictures below have been floating around the net for years :p

Oh come on, Drache, you're not going to begrudge one more pic of a pretty Israeli lady with an M-16 are you? This one is current so just enjoy. LOL

Drache
07-18-2012, 04:49 PM
Oh come on, Drache, you're not going to begrudge one more pic of a pretty Israeli lady with an M-16 are you? This one is current so just enjoy. LOL

Oh I do enjoy it. What I'm saying is the article talks about it going viral wondering why she's carrying an AR while not in uniform. It's nothing new.

Satain
07-18-2012, 04:56 PM
I wonder if any of them are single???

harbl_the_cat
07-18-2012, 04:59 PM
A buddy of mine who served with the UN in the Golan Heights had hundreds of pictures like that from his leave.

jrcbecher
07-18-2012, 05:10 PM
WONDER WHERE HERE HER MAG IS,, ITS ONLY AN INTERNET JOKE IF SHE DOES NOT HAVE A MAG.
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.
By Victoria Cavaliere / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Friday, July 13, 2012, 3:06 PM

http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/8652/israeligirl.jpg

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.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/bikini-clad-gun-toting-israeli-woman-internet-sensation-article-1.1113980#ixzz210dPHsFj

Drache
07-18-2012, 05:34 PM
WONDER WHERE HERE HER MAG IS,, ITS ONLY AN INTERNET JOKE IF SHE DOES NOT HAVE A MAG.

Why would it be an internet joke if she didn't have a mag? She's not expected to fight on her time off. They don't need to carry mags with them, they just cannot lose their rifle. Also the mag is there, it's strapped to the receiver/front handguard. It looks blacker than the rifle, hard to see.

blacksmithden
07-19-2012, 05:41 PM
This made the news? How is this anything new? The pictures below have been floating around the net for years :p

http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/4981/israel3vk9.jpg

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/6510/israeliwomensb2.jpg

http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/6032/israeliwomen2za7.jpg

I don't see no bikinis in any of the pictures you posted buddy ! There IS a difference ! LOL !

fireball
07-19-2012, 08:59 PM
So awesome. I'd have a hard time controlling myself over there.

Qhergt
07-19-2012, 10:42 PM
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