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April 20, 2012 10:19 am

American IDF Soldier Gets Excellence Award

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Maya Liss with her IDF Award of Excellence. Photo: Sasson Tiram.

Twenty-four-year-old IDF soldier Maya Liss has been given an award of excellence for “outstanding” service in the Meitav unit by Major General Orna Barbivay, Head of the Personnel Directorate.

Liss, a Los Angeles native, made aliyah through a Nefesh B’Nefesh program in cooperation with the Ministry of Immigrant Absorption and the Jewish Agency in 2010.

“I had decided to dedicate my life to advocating for Israel and the Jewish people,” she said. “I felt that to be the best advocate I had to be an Israeli, and what better way to start my life as an Israeli than to serve in the IDF.

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