And it's a deeply symbolic destination for members of Israel's Nahal Brigade
, who mark the completion of basic training with a 12-hour hike from their base to Masada's top.
After an athletic childhood--he was Israel's junior high jump and shot put champion--Einstein got his stun in music when he was accepted into the Nahal Brigade
troupe, the Israel Defense Forces' prestigious army band.
In one of the testimonies, a first sergeant in the Nahal Brigade
said, "On your first arrest mission you're sure it's a big deal, and it is actually bullshit.
It said: "The video 'Batallion 50 Rock the Hebron Casbah' shows six dancing Nahal Brigade
soldiers, armed and wearing bulletproof vests, patrolling as a Muslim call to prayer is heard.
CDATA[ Ten soldiers from the IDF's Nahal Brigade
refused to cooperate with a platoon commander whom they say they do not trust.
Jeff Key, a former lance corporal in the US Marines and Dan Tsahor, a green beret in Israel's Nahal Brigade
, discussed their reasons for refusing to take up arms against occupied populations at several Southern
Weismann, who served in the combat infantry Nahal Brigade
, asked his commanders to let him take his army-issue Tavor assault rifle along with him when he went on leave.
Another factor to emerge is that many of the dead had been drawn from the Nahal Brigade
, the source of many IDF special forces recruits in the past.
He was a combat soldier in the Nahal Brigade
and lived in Ma'ale Mikhmas in the Binyamin region of Samaria, according to an IDF Spokesperson Unit statement on Thursday night.
Soldiers from the 931st Nahal Brigade
found an abandoned puppy next to their base and saved the dog's life during the winter.
Col, Uri Gordin, commander of the Nahal Brigade
, was the first senior officer leading the war in the Gaza Strip to level with the public about the state of play in his sector, the northern area of Beit Hanoun.
The protest grew out of a video posted online of a confrontation between the Nahal Brigade
member and several Palestinian youngsters in Hebron, in which the soldier cocked his gun and pointed it at one of the Palestinians.