Under The Stretcher by Max Levin
Under the Stretcher takes you into the 2014 “Operation Protective Edge,” the latest of the Gaza-Israeli conflicts, through the eyes of Max Levin, an American-born Israeli soldier who immigrated in 2012 to join the Israeli army. This book takes you step-by-step on his journey as he immigrates to Israel, learns Hebrew, and goes through many grueling try-outs to finally make it into one of Israel’s special forces units – Palchan Tzanhanim. He was then immediately thrust into this war where he found himself fighting for his newfound friends and family, only a 10-minute jog behind him. Max then had to cope with the aftermath of the war, the mourning of lost ones, and the psychological changes from being a soldier at war to a soldier at peace, trying to keep all parties safe and sound within in the dangerous West Bank.
For those who want to learn more about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, this book offers personal stories from an American-raised boy, with American values, who served in the modern Israeli army.
For a detailed account of the recent army experiences of a soldier who joined an elite unit, this book can act as a road map for anyone in a similar situation.
To learn what life is like for an Israeli soldier today, this book offers both details and personal insights.
To learn more about Israel’s latest war, this book provides detailed descriptions from both the front lines and behind enemy lines, looking at some of the vital operations that unfold during war.
This book is a must for anyone interested in learning more about Israel, the Israel – Palestinian Conflict, Gaza, 2014 Operation Protective Edge, Lone Soldiers, The Israeli Army, War or Special Forces.
Year first published: 2021