Sahar was born and raised in West Jerusalem in a Jewish, Zionist environment. She wants to explain how militarism infects much of Israeli society and begins by telling us that military education begins in kindergarten with a counting book where students match a number to a symbol: one… soldier, four… tanks, six… planes, etc. Soldiers come to primary school and high school to talk about army life, and in eleventh grade the entire class does basic training together, a powerful bonding experience. (I think my kids were bonding over marshmallows in New Hampshire at that age.) By 18, she says, it is very clear that it is totally normative to be joining the army.