It happened when I was twenty-one years old. My parents took my sister and me to Israel as a special trip to commemorate my college graduation. I didn't know though that I would be able to see a Merkava.
Since seeing the Merkava, I have been inspired to become involved in Israeli politics and American politics alike. Seeing that huge battle tank sparked my interest in learning more about the rich history of Israel. Being involved in the Israeli political climate has been extremely rewarding, bringing me much joy and fulfillment each day.
Beautiful Israel at dusk
I was inspired by the Merkava to become involved in politics
“It happened when I was twenty-one years old”
The Israeli Merkava main battle tank
Continuing the balance of peace in Israel is of the upmost importance
The Cold War was also a bit of an arms race and the Soviet Union was really ramping up there game. They were gearing up a lot of space weapons, including laser beams that could blast other satellites down.
If you Google T-34, you'll see immediately that this Soviet tank had a profound and lasting effect on tank design throughout the world. Its firepower, ruggedness, protection and mobility was unmatched.